Salzburg Cathedral was initially a church built on the site since 774, then, a Romanesque basilica completed in 1200 and which burned down in late 16th century. Later, Archbishop Markus Sittikus gave order to built a magnificent cathedral serving as a Christian center in Salzburg.
The result was a fascinating church winning every visitor’s heart thanks to its beautiful baroque architecture and breathtaking dome. Marble facade, bronze doors expressing thoughts of love, faith and hope, awe-inspiring towers with green domes on top, make it one of the greatest building of Renaissance. The Cathedral is also famous for holding 4000 magnificent pipe organ.
Salzburg cathedral is known for holding a fount where the great Composer of all time Mozart was baptized and also where were married his parents. Later the talented musician became an organist of the cathedral from 1779 to 1781. The cathedral was so inspiring that he wrote for it many of his famous symphonies such as the Coronation Mass and performed a lot of them here for the first time.
Art and history fans will love the frescoes painted by Donato Mascagni as well as the portraits from old eras.
The cathedral is also renowned for holding the second biggest bell of Austria in addition to six other bells known as the best sounding in the country.