Ursulinenkirche (Ursuline Church), Linz

Ursulinenkirche (Ursuline Church), Linz (must see)

The Ursuline Church on Country Street is dedicated to Saint Michael, the Arcangel. It is a Roman Catholic church built in the period 1736 to 1772. It has two towers and a Baroque facade. The church was consecrated in 1757. It was designed by architect Johann Haslinger. The monastery is now the Ursulinehof Cultural Center.

The interior contains ironwork and altarpieces by Bartolomeo Altomomte. The high altar
painting is by Martino Altomonte, probably in 1739. The altar itself is designed by Johann Matthias Kinner and it was erected in 1741. The painting shows Michael with angels Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel.

The 1740 baroque pulpit has reliefs depicting Raphael with Tobias, Jacob's Ladder and the sacrifice of Samson's parents. The pulpit cover shows the four continents as they were known at that time and angels on a globe holding a cross and monstrance.

The organ was built in 1876 by organ master Franz Sales Ehrlich. It was restored in 2006. The organ has 18 registers. Playing and stop actions are mechanical. The church was once the monastery church of the Ursulines. Since its restoration of 1985, it is an art and concert venue and the parish church of the Forum of Saint Severin.

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Sight Name: Ursulinenkirche (Ursuline Church)
Sight Location: Linz, Austria (See walking tours in Linz)
Sight Type: Religious
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