Brixen Cathedral

Brixen, Italy

The bishop's residence has been located in Brixen since the sixth century. Between 960 and 990 AD, Brixen supplanted nearby Säben as the episcopal see, and has retained its status since that time.

Brixen Cathedral is the highest-ranking church in South Tyrol, and historically one of the most interesting. Today, the cathedral thus reflects almost all architectural styles from the Early Romanesque. The original Ottonian building took on a new Romanesque design in the twelfth century, gaining a three-aisled nave with crypt and three apses in addition to two front towers. There were more additions in the Gothic and Baroque periods.

The North Tower got its early Baroque style between 1610 and 1613. Large-scale modifications were made between 1745 and 1754. Theodor Benedetti’s high altar and the statues and frescoes by Paul Troger, Joseph Schöpf, Dominikus Molling and Michelangelo Unterperger originated from this period. Jacob Pirchstaller’s classical vestibule dates to 1783.

The cathedral is open daily.

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Albuingasse 3C, Brixen, Italy
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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www.valleisarco.info

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Mario Camenzuli (2 years ago)
Worth visiting once in the area. Impressive just like the the whole region.
Mario Camenzuli (2 years ago)
Worth visiting once in the area. Impressive just like the the whole region.
Simone Christoffelsz (2 years ago)
Beautiful! Stunning! A seemingly lesser known gem! Breathtakingly beautiful. Our visit was even more special as the organist was playing. Magnificent. Spend 30 minutes at least in the church and the inner courtyard-its so good for the soul and when done and if a believing person, visit the adjoining day chapel to pray and light candles.
Simone Christoffelsz (2 years ago)
Beautiful! Stunning! A seemingly lesser known gem! Breathtakingly beautiful. Our visit was even more special as the organist was playing. Magnificent. Spend 30 minutes at least in the church and the inner courtyard-its so good for the soul and when done and if a believing person, visit the adjoining day chapel to pray and light candles.
NKENGLEFAC Jethro (2 years ago)
Historic place. God's holy place where he dwells among us.
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