St. Peter’s Abbey, Salzburg-the Oldest Monastery in Austria
St. Peter’s Archabbey, the Benedictine monastery is popularly known as St Peter’s Abbey and is located at Salzburg, Austria. It is one of the oldest monasteries in Austria. It is the cemetery of St Rupert. The church is known not only for its religious significance, but also for its spectacular Baroque décor and it is one of the prime tourist attractions in Austria. People planning to visit Austria, must include a visit to St. Peter’s Abbey, Salzburg in their holiday specials plan.
St. Peter’s Abbey is pretty old and it is anticipated that it was constructed in the 696 A.D. Initially, it was built in Roman period but during 17th and 18th century the construction was completely renovated and was converted into presently found Baroque convention. Therefore the structure of the church displays a unique fusion of Roman and Baroque style. The arch and basilica style is all about Roman convention, however, the decoration and the style of the St Rupert’s alter is formed after the style of 17th century Late Baroque style.
There are certain priceless artifices in the church like some original paintings of Kremser Schmidt, the 15th century masterpiece Salzburg Madonna, the unique crèche at the entrance are all about history and glory of art. The mesmerizing church should be included in your holiday packages to Austria for your love for art history, and human civilization.