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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Markus “markobear1” (2 years ago)
Impressive , huge and beautiful cathedral in the middle of the old town in Brixen. Just a short 10 minutes from the train station will out you in the middle of the old town center. Go inside and marvel at the ornate rococo filigree all around and be sure to look UP to appreciate the ornate frescos on the ceiling Look behind you and up to view the beautiful , large and elaborate organ. Recommended--GO
Nuno da Cunha Pires (2 years ago)
Excellent roof paintings.
tom r (2 years ago)
Overwhelming historical places with tranquil surroundinngs. Will definitely be back again
Royal Mangalitsa (3 years ago)
Beautiful Dom, you will be impressed!
Mario Camenzuli (5 years ago)
Worth visiting once in the area. Impressive just like the the whole region.
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