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Basilika Mariatrost, Graz

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The Baroque Mariatrost Basilica on top of the Purberg hill in Mariatrost, a district of Graz, is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of Styria in Austria.
The pilgrimage church stands prominently on top of the Purberg hill (469 m) in the northeast of Graz. It can be reached using the 200 or more steps of the Angelus stair. The basilica is classified as a Baroque building. Two front towers (61 m) and a dome, visible from a great distance, are the characteristic attributes of the church, which is enclosed by two projecting wings of a former monastery once occupied by the Pauline Fathers (1708–86) and later by the Franciscans (1842–1996).
The building was begun in 1714 by Andreas Stengg and his son Johann Georg Stengg and finished in 1724. The pulpit by Veit Königer (1730/31) is the masterpiece of the furnishings. The frescoes on the ceiling by Lukas von Schram and Johann Baptist Scheidt are of particular importance.
The main altar includes a statue of the Madonna originally created in the Gothic period around 1465, but altered to the Baroque style in 1695 by Bernhard Echter.
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  • It was a great experience to visit this place. It was very beautiful. I like the architecture. It was a clean place.  more »
  • Right at the end of the No1 tram line from the town centre, this makes for a lovely little trip though the once noble area of Graz suburbs. A few steps to negotiate but woth the effort with a nice...  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. And, hosts amazing concerts!
  • One of the most amazing places I have ever seen, highly reccomand.
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