Basilica of SS. Ulrich and Afra, Augsburg

Local nameSt. Ulrich und Afra
LocationAugsburg, Germany

The Basilica of SS. Ulrich and Afra Is a Catholic parish in Augsburg, in Bavaria, which originated from the Roman tomb of St. Afra, which was martyred in 304. The building is a great example of Gothic architecture in Germany; In its interior it conserves three enormous and very precious altars of Renaissance ends considered a masterpiece of the German sculpture of the period. Its high bell tower with an "onion", which dominates the city of the south, served like prototype for the construction of numerous baroque towers of Bavaria.

In 1577 and 1643-1644 the church, which was called the Benedictine abbey of Saints Ulrich and Afra was elevated to the rank of imperial abbey. On October 18, 1777, a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart organ concert was held. On May 4, 1782, Pope Pius VI celebrated Mass in Basilica.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_SS._Ulrich_and_Afra,_Augsburg

Coordinates 48°21'41.398" N 10°54'0.406" E

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