Gurk Cathedral

Local nameGurker Dom
LocationSankt Veit an der Glan, Austria

Gurk Cathedral is a Romanesque pillar basilica in Gurk, in the Austrian state of Carinthia. The former cathedral and current co-cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Gurk was built from 1140 to 1200, it is one of the most important Romanesque buildings in Austria.With its consecration in 1174, the grave of Saint Hemma of Gurk was relocated there from former Gurk Abbey, a Benedictine nunnery she had founded in 1043 and which was dissolved by Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg in 1070/72, in order to fund the newly established Gurk diocese and the construction of the cathedral. The cathedral chapter established in 1123 moved to Klagenfurt in 1787.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurk_Cathedral

Address 10 Domplatz, Gurk 9342, Austria

Coordinates 46°52'29.347" N 14°17'35.967" E

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