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Posted on 18 August 2012

Last Updated 18 August 2012

 One of the special attractions of Innsbruck is Wilten basil. It is at this place back to Roman times worshiped the Virgin Mary, make pilgrimages here, monks and believers.

The church here was founded back in 1259 and was rebuilt many times. In 1751 - 1756 years it acquired its present appearance in the Rococo style with two magnificent towers, the facade was painted in yellow. This huge basilica is located on the outskirts of Innsbruck.

Is best known for its rich interior. He is very beautifully decorated in the rococo style with plenty of gold, gilded and carved details. The rich interior painting, made by Franz Anton Feyhtmaerom and Gigli and rich mural ceiling and floor, made master Matthias Gunther, have survived to the present day. Here mostly scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.

The most valuable part of the interior is beautiful, very ornate, central altar with four columns. He stood in the center surrounded by a statue of the Virgin Mary from the 14th century, to which from the days of mass pilgrims. The statue is very beautiful, it is made of sandstone and decorated with gold leaf.

Viltenskoy located near the Basilica church cemetery with many very beautiful tombstones. Opposite is a small kiosk where a cold day, you can buy a glass of hot mulled wine. Here selling local souvenirs.

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