Austria    Tyrol    Innsbruck    Cathedral of St. Jacob
number 10 in the city

Cathedral of St. Jacob

Local name: Dom zu St. Jakob

St. Patrick's Cathedral James is an eighteenth-century Baroque Roman Catholic cathedral. The interior is closed by three dome vaults, which include the nave and the dome above the presbytery. Thanks to the richly decorated Baroque interior, the temple is considered one of the most important Baroque buildings in Tyrol. You can see here, among others tomb of Archduke Maximilian III of Habsburg, from 1620 and the painting "Our Lady of Help to the Faithful" by Lukas Cranach the Elder.

The cathedral was built in 1717-1724 according to the design of Johann Jakob Herkomer. In the round niches on the outer walls are limestone statues of saints from Tyrol, including Hartmann, Cassian, Ingenuin and Magdalena Austriana.

Earlier, a Romanesque church from the 12th century was located in the same place. Little is known about it, except that in the 13th and 14th centuries it was destroyed many times, which required repairs and reconstruction.


Attractions inside

    Cathedral of St. Jacob map
    Domplatz 66020 Innsbruck , Austria