- Type: Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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A giant monument to this city's religion, power, and wealth, Salzburg Cathedral awes visitors with its turquoise domes and towering facade. Built, burned and re-built multiple times in the past millennia, the current structure demonstrates the pinnacle of early baroque ecclesiastical architecture. One Virtual Tourist user describes, "As you walk through the arches leading from Residenzplatz into Domplatz, you are bombarded by the greatness of this lovely church." Pay particular attention to smaller details, such as the statues of apostles Peter and Paul at the front or the individual murals on the copulas, to appreciate the supreme craftsmanship and ornamentation. The most recent renovations came in the 1940s and '50s, after the roof suffered from bombardment during World War II. Now, the building, where Mozart was baptized and composed many works, is restored for residents and travelers to visit.
Entrance is free, but hours change depending upon the month. But don't fret: The shortest hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Of course, there are no visits during mass, unless you attend the full service.