POTD: Salzburg Cathedral – where Mozart was baptised

Photo of the Day: The Salzburger Dom overlooks the Residenzplatz in the centre of Salzburg Altstadt (old town). It contains the baptismal font in which Mozart was baptised.

According to Wikipedia, during the second World War, single bomb crashed through the central dome over the crossing. Repairs and restoration were only completed in 1959.

According to Wikipedia, during the second World War, single bomb crashed through the central dome over the crossing. Repairs and restoration were only completed in 1959.

* All photos in this article were taken with a Sony A7 full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, with Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS full-frame E-mount zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

The Salzburg Cathedral – called the Salzburger Dom in German – is dedicated to Saint Rupert and Saint Vergilius.

The interior of the Salzburger Dom.

The interior of the Salzburger Dom.

It was founded in 774 by Saint Rupert on the site of a Roman town, and was rebuilt in 1181 after a fire.

The Cathedral was badly damaged and was completely rebuilt in the Italian Baroque style in the 17th century. It was completed and consecrated in 1628.

The large bronze doors have some stylised relief that I liked very much.

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