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The Graz Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral whose building belongs to the cultural and historical heritage of Europe. The construction of the church began simultaneously with the construction of the Graz castle by order of Frederick III. Each room of the temple is engraved with a memorable date, which indicates the stages of construction. Emperor Frederick III personally came to Graz in 1441 to attend the consecration of the cathedral in honor of St. Egidius.
Over the centuries, the cathedral has been rebuilt and expanded. It was originally built in the Gothic style, but over time it acquired baroque features, but the Gothic elements remained. At the beginning of the 15th century, the church building was reconstructed, and from the 16th century the cathedral became a large part of the Habsburg residence. Also, the church was originally connected by a gallery with the castle of Graz, but in the 19th century it was destroyed. The last renovation of the temple took place in 1962-1963.
Today, the southern portal of the temple is decorated with a fresco by Thomas von Villach. It depicts almost all the troubles that happened in the city - locust infestation, Turkish invaders, plague.
The main altar of the cathedral is made of multicolored marble and decorated with original patterns, as well as a large number of sculptures.
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Topic: Graz Cathedral (or Cathedral of St. Egidius) in Austria, Graz spa.