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The Franciscan Church or Franziskanerkirche is a heritage building in Graz, Austria. Originally belonging to the Minorite Friars, the church was taken over by the Franciscans in 1515. It is located to the west of the Graz main square, within the core zone of Graz's UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The St James's Chapel, which dates back to 1320-1930, is one of the oldest structures in the church. There are beautiful tombstones within its Gothic cloisters. The west tower dates to 1643. Also worth seeing is the Chapel of St Anthony. Next to the Franciscan Church is the monastery, Franziskanerkloster.

Photos of Franciscan Church

Franziskanerkirche, Graz
Franziskanerkirche, Graz
Author: Amos Schmidt (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

Franciscan Church, Graz
Franciscan Church, Graz
Author: Marion Schneider & Christoph Aistleitner (public domain)

The Franciscan Church was heavily damaged during the Second World War. Its interior had to be redesigned after the war.


Franziskanerplatz 14
A-8010 Graz, Austria.

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