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A very pink (!) pastel church in the Residenzplatz, St. Michael's Church (Michaelskirche). It's the oldest church in Salzburg, mentioned in official documents for the first time in 813 AD. It probably dates to around 800 AD. One source states that was originally built in 774 by St. Virgil, but was replaced by a new structure from 1181-1200 in the Romanesque style. This structure was damaged by fire and reconstructed again in 1598. Yet another structure was built in 1614 under Prince Archbishop Marus Sittikus, which was designed by Santino Solari; it was finally consecrated in 1628. It was renovated from 1767-1776 but retains much of its "Baroque charm," which is still evident today. St. Michael's Parish Church remained the main parish church of Salzburg for centuries. A small churchyard cemetery was located right next to it. A larger church was built in 1223 which then became the town's Parish church, so this smaller one became less important. It's located near the Residenzplatz, which is a popular tourist area but not many people visit this tiny church; it's often overlooked compared to some of the more illustrious churches in the city, but it's very beautiful and well worth a visit!

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Additional Photos by Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 78 N: 612] (1380)
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