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The Catholic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul was erected in 1578 and was a Protestant temple, which was consecrated in the name of the Holy Trinity. In 1600, Austria abandoned Protestantism and returned to the Catholic Church, and 4 years later the temple was re-consecrated in the name of the apostles Paul and Peter. After that, changes took place in the architecture of the cathedral: stucco molding, a new altar appeared, chapels were built in the northern and southern parts, the tomb of the Rosenberg-Orsini family was created.
In 1787, the chair of the Diocese of Gurk was moved to Klagenfurt, and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul became a cathedral for the diocese of Gurk.
In 1973 the facade of the temple was restored by Ewald Kaplaner.
Today, the main altar, which was painted in 1752 by Daniel Gran, is of particular interest in the interior of the temple. One of the last works of Johann Martin Schmidt is kept in the sacristy of the cathedral. The vaults are painted by Josef Fromller, and the numerous stucco moldings are by Kilian Pittner. A large number of stucco decorations blend well with elements of different architectural styles.
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Topic: Catholic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Austria, Klagenfurt resort.