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The Basilica of St. Gallus is a superb Baroque structure. The temple is located in the old part of Bregenz.
The church was built in 1318 on the site where there was a small church dating back to the 7th century, which was built by Gallus, an Irish missionary. The church gate, made of sandstone, was not built until the 15th century. The construction of the second tower was completed in 1672.
Large-scale reconstruction works in the building were carried out in 1738, during which the church acquired the Baroque style. The author of the project is the architect Anton Beer.
The modest interior of the temple bears the character of the religious architecture of Vorarlberg. It is very different from the churches, located in Bavaria and Tyrol. In the main altar of the temple you can see the statues of Saints Gallus, Paul, Peter and Ulrich. The side chapel is adorned with statues of Saints Nicholas and Magnus.
In the presbytery there are inlaid wooden benches with images of saints on the backs.
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Topic: Church of St. Gallus (Stadtpfarrkirche St. Gallus) in Austria, Bregenz spa.