Interiors Of Salzburg Cathedral

The church has simple sepia-and-white interior. It is decorated with elaborate Baroque murals. I don’t understand too many of the architectural terms, all I can say it is beautiful and peaceful. Sitting in one of the benches, staring at the ceilings and painted walls, time just flew.

The statue of Virgin Mary dates back to 18th century. Built in short span of 14 years (1614–1628), it is huge with dimensions of 330 feet long and 230 feet tall. When Pope John Paul II visited in 1998, some 5,000 people assembled in this very hall.

The ceiling frescoes, painted by Arsenio Mascagni and Ignazio Solari, depict the scenes from Christ’s life, His suffering and resurrection. Mozart was the organist here for two years. I can only imagine it; organs playing, the balconies filled with musicians…glorious surround-sound…

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31 Responses

  1. Beautiful, really beautiful.

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Such a gorgeous cathedral, Indrani, and your captures are superb as always — they are the next best thing to being there myself! Such a peaceful moment. Thanks for sharing the beauty!


  3. EG Wow says:

    This church is very attractive to my eyes.

  4. Lovely photos, Indrani, of a lovely place.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. Sridharan says:

    It must have been an experience of Awe to be inside such a colossal structure..Gorgeously covered..!

  6. Rajesh says:

    Beautiful interiors. Very grand.

  7. stardust says:

    I visited Saltsburg and this cathedral about a decade ago but I didn't know such historical details. Thank you for the reminder and the new information to me. Have happy days ahead.

  8. ladyfi says:

    What a delightful place. I can feel the serenity from your lovely shots.

  9. Arija says:

    You have captured it so well, especially the shot straight up into the cupola. What a great time you had in Salzburg.

  10. Ebie says:

    The ceiling is beautiful captured. Nice artistic work!

  11. I love your beautiful ceiling shots! Those are amazing frescoes . All the pictures are wonderful.

  12. Leovi says:

    Beautiful photos, delicious colors, I like these shots.

  13. Very spacious and serene. The benches look sturdy. The photographs are a treat. Thanks.
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  14. Gattina says:

    Wow ! that's really beautiful !

  15. eileeninmd says:

    Lovely captures of the cathedral. The ceilings are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your world and photos.

  16. Just loved those ceilings .

  17. pietrzyk says:

    Beautiful photos.Greetings Andrzej.

  18. Gary says:

    Well done again!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  19. One could spend hours in this marvelous place studying the intricate carvings and drawings that tell a biblical tale.

  20. Carver says:

    Wonderful shots of the beautiful cathedral.

  21. Just incredible. I am trying to imagine having the kind of faith that could build such a beautiful space.

  22. Genie says:

    It has been my dream for years and years to go to Salzburg. My husband has promised to take me, but time is running out…at 72 it is just easier to remember the joys and beauties of past trips and just stay at home. Now with blogs like yours and other from around the world I can visit so many places without leaving the comfort of my own house. This is a beautiful cathedra….I know it is magnificent inside. Thanks for the lovely shots. genie

  23. snowwhite says:

    What a glorious history the church has! Mozart!! It fires my imagination very much. Mural paintings are so magnificent and beautiful.
    Have a wonderful week.

  24. Extraordinary photos! I often wonder if as much thought and care goes into the design of more contemporary structures.

  25. caite says:

    what a beautiful altar in that first..and a beautiful mural in that last.

  26. Meena says:

    Hey thank u for dropping in! I hv ben a on n off viitor to blog.. Luv ur pics n the stiry u weave around them!

  27. Hilary says:

    Oh such beauty.

  28. Sivinden says:

    What a gorgeous church! Well captured too.

  29. Spiderdama says:

    Wonderful church and so many great details. I really like the roof here.
    Hope you have a nice weekend:-)

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