Bürgerspitalkirche St. Blasius - Salzburg, Austria
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N 47° 47.999 E 013° 02.398
33T E 353229 N 5295929
Quick Description: Bürgerspitalkirche St. Blasius was built in 1330 and is a Catholic church in old town Salzburg, Austria.
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Date Posted: 10/1/2014 7:36:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMMK9W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
"Archbishop Frederick III proposed that a civic hospital be built in Salzburg in 1327. The hospital was to offer shelter for the sick and ailing. The townspeople provided the food for the patients, causing it to be called the "civic hospital". The church, built in 1330, was closely affiliated with the hospital. Walking down Getreidegasse, the church is found at the northern end, clinging to the face of the Mönchsberg.

Architectural history

The Church was consecrated to St. Blaise, known as a benefactor and patron saint of throat ailments. St. Blaise's Church was the first hall church built in Salzburg whose nave and aisles were of equal height. The architect is unknown. Its exterior is austere, the gabled façade still has an old Gothic character. A tracery, two rosettes, a crucifixion scene and other adornments were added in the 19th century in line with the Gothic tradition.

Architecture and interior

The church's interior is just as unpretentious as its exterior, marked by the gothic preoccupation with the afterlife. This style is especially prominent in the airy chancel. The church entrance is separated by a magnificent rococo screen. The room is divided by slender, octagonal columns. The wood-carved gilded tabernacle to the left of the principal altar is the jewel of St. Blaise's Church. A rare, delicate work of art dating from the Late Gothic era, it probably served as a repository for relics. It dates back to 1460 and is attributed to the "Master from Mauterndorf," who incorporated minute details in his replica of a Gothic cathedral. The classical high alter with an unusual simplicity of line was added in 1785 during adaptations to the church."

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Country/Land: Austria / Österreich

Original Reference: Salzburg (Statutarstadt), page 44

Bürgerspitalplatz 2 56537 Salzburg Austria

Year built: 1330

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