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St. Leonhard Church (Leonhardkirche) description and photos - Austria: Graz. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Leonhardkirche.
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The Church of St. Leonard has been preserved since the 15th century. It is located near the Old Town of Graz, on the territory of the homonymous district of St. Leonard. The distance from this church to the main attraction of the city - the Schlossberg Palace - is about two kilometers.
The church itself is rather low. It is painted yellow, has a red tiled roof and has very narrow windows. which is typical of the late Gothic style. This architectural ensemble is complemented by a high bell tower, which was completed over three centuries and only in 1747 was crowned with the current dome, made in the shape of an onion, which is widespread in Austria and southern Germany. In 1712, the baroque chapel of the Virgin Mary was also added to the church, and in 1775 the western facade was completely redesigned, featuring an elegant triangular pediment and decorated with various figures of saints made of sandstone.
In the middle of the 20th century in the eastern part of the building was added a separate spacious room, decorated with amazing modern stained glass windows. The church itself has a rather austere interior. Among the elements of the interior decoration of the temple, several decorations of the Baroque era have been preserved, but most of the interior details were added at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Of particular note are the main altar, the pulpit, and many late Gothic-style side altars.
In 1818, during archaeological excavations on the territory of the church, an amazing monument of ancient times was discovered. We are talking about an ancient Roman tombstone dating back to 100 AD.
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