SOLARI, Santino
(b. 1576, Verna, d. 1646, Salzburg)

Exterior view

Cathedral, Salzburg

Santino Solari built Salzburg Cathedral from 1614 to 1628, but the eighty-meter west towers were added thirty years later. This church was the first Baroque building north of the Alps. The interior structure and west front were modeled on the Jesuit church of Il Gesù in Rome. The four giant statues depicting national patrons Rupert and Virgil (outside) and the apostles Peter and Paul (inside) relate to the architecture characteristic of Baroque.

The picture shows the west front of the cathedral.

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