St Peter's Church and Quarter

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Salzburg, Austria
St Peter's Church and Quarter - At the cemetery.
St Peter's Church and Quarter - At the cemetery.
St Peter's Church and Quarter - Intside the church.
St Peter's Church and Quarter - Intside the church.

St Peter's Church and Quarter Salzburg Reviews

Maurizioago Maurizio…
555 reviews
Saint Peter' s church and the cemetery. Feb 12, 2017
Saint Rupert founded this church and its monastery around 700. The church and the buildings were destroyed by a fire in 1127. The church was rebuilt from 1130 to 1143. It was modified through the years. The present day church was built from about 1130 onwards. The interior was refurbished in the Rococo style between 1760 and 1782.

Near the church you see the Peterfriedhof. This is the oldest cemetery in Salzburg. Its origins probably date back to around 700; possibly on the site of an earlier burial place. Here are buried some famous people who lived in the city; as Santino Solari; Michael Haydn; composer. He was the younger brother of Joseph Haydn. Anna Maria Mozart; the elder sister of William Amadeus Mozart.

Into the Festunberg; the mountain that overlooks the cemetery there are some catacombs. I didn't visited any, so I am not able to tell you anything about these.
Intside the church.
Intside the church.
At the cemetery.
At the cemetery.
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ukdani ukdani
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St. Peter's Church, cemetery and more Jun 30, 2011
This part of the city is one of the oldest parts. Christianity spread from this spot through the city. The church itself is a question of personal taste (mint green inside) but sometimes offers great organ concerts. The cemetery dates back to the beginnings of Salzburg and many famous names can be found (i.e. Mozart's sister Nannerl) In the rock face behind the cemetery small windows can be seen which belong to the catacombs used by the early Christians in this area. Guided visits of these catacombs are offered for a very low price (last time I was there I paid EURO 1 per person) - time for the tours can be found on the gate. Although all you see in the catacombs are the rooms used by the Christians it is impressive to imagine that people have lived in here. Also the views from the windows over Salzburg are worth the little entrance fee. Don't miss to visit the monastery bakery at the entrance still producing traditional Austrian bread.

It certainly is one of the cheapest attractions in Salzburg but equally rich in history and beauty
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