St. Blasius Church, Salzburg

St. Blasius Church, Salzburg

The St. Blasius Church was the church of the Burgerspital or Civic Hospital in Salzburg. It is the first hall church in the city and the naves and aisles have the same height.

In 1327, Archbishop Frederick III established a civic hospital to give shelter and serve the sick and ailing. The townsfolk provided food for the patients. The site chosen was of an old 12th century chapel dedicated to St. Blasius, the patron saint of throat ailments. The present structure replaced the old church and was constructed between 1327 and 1350. The architect is unknown and the gothic structure is austere and unpretentious. The main altar has a classicist style with marble extensions and a crucifix group. Notable features in the interior are a giant rococo screen that separates the entrance, divided by slim octagonal columns and a wood carved gilded tabernacle located to the left of the main altar. The tabernacle dates back to 1460. It also has beautiful stained glass windows and a vaulted ceiling. In the 18th century, Prince Archbishop Colleredo had parts of the church removed and only five of the original nine altars remain today.

The St. Blasius church is the venue for lunch concerts of music written by Mozart and a buffet lunch is served for visitors.

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Sight Name: St. Blasius Church
Sight Location: Salzburg, Austria
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Religious Walking Tour  

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