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Church of Saint Martin

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Posted on 18 August 2012

Last Updated 18 August 2012

 Church of St. Martin (the original name Martinskirche) - It is a beautiful church, which is located in the city of Linz. It should be noted that the church of St. Martin is one of the oldest monuments in Austria, and is the oldest church in the country.

Foundation of the city of Linz, many historians have attributed the emergence of this particular church. It should be noted that the start of construction of the church dates from the 799 submitted year. This church is a wonderful architectural ensemble, which is made of a rare white stone, which is combined with a red-brown brick roofs.

The main building of the church - it is a narrow rectangle, which arches on the east side bricked, but the windows are in a beautiful late Gothic style. Interior of the church of Saint Martin are decorated with beautiful frescoes, which date from the fourteenth - fifteenth centuries. Inside the church, you can see elements of the Baroque style, such as transient arches and beautiful stained glass windows painted.

Specifically, the church of St. Martin began to build during the campaign of Charlemagne King of the Franks against accidents that strikes fear in the people of Eastern Europe. The church itself is named in honor of St. Martin - the patron of soldiers and shepherds. In the nineteenth century the church of St. Martin was destroyed, but in the twentieth century, it was restored.

It should be noted that during the period of restoration, archaeologists found in the ancient Celtic church hall Carolingian era and ancient plate with Roman inscriptions. Each year, this beautiful church visit a huge number of tourists from different corners of the globe.

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