Salzburg Baroque Tour with Headmaster McLean and the Senior Class

April 30, 2024

The Old City of Salzburg has occasionally been called the ‘Rome of the North’ and a ‘Baroque Jewel’ because of the heavy influence on architecture that the Baroque Age brought with it.  Our senior humanities course has been studying this period over the past week and was ready for an evaluation in identifying the signal elements of Baroque architecture.   What better way to test their knowledge of pilasters, broken pediments, split facades and doubled columns than to head downtown and identify them directly? Watch as they move from Baroque facade to facade and experience the fascinating beauty of this extravagant period of decorative architecture.

We invite you to watch the video below of the senior baroque tour this past Monday and see for yourselves.