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Karlskirche, Vienna

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Karlskirche, dedicated to St. Charles Borromeo, is famous for its ellipsoid dome and two flanking columns of bas-reliefs. Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI commissioned this 18th-century Baroque church one year after the last great plague epidemic. See the reliefs and frescoes illustrating the scenes from the life of the great 16th-century reformer. The columns, similar to the Trajan Column in Rome, act as symbols of imperial power. They recall the two columns that stood in front of the Temple at Jerusalem and the Pillars of Hercules. The church is the final resting place of the composer Antonio Vivaldi. For Karlskirche and beyond, use our Vienna vacation trip planner to get the most from your Vienna vacation.
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  • Karlskirche was also known as St. Charles Church, located in Karlsplatz in front of Ressel Park. It was a magnificent structure with two large Roman stone columns in the frontage. Reflections of the C...  read more »
  • Is tata's a church that is located outside the old town of the capital, and however it is impressive and monumental, its main facade, front view with a small pond before her.
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  • Church built in honour of the Saint giving name, due to the promise made by the Emperor Carlos during a terrible plague of plague in Vienna. The Church is built in the Baroque style, but to expand the period of construction, the mix of architectural styles was finally inevitable. Highlights its two columns in its facade and the large pond with fountain.
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  • One of the best looking churches in Vienna. You really need to see this church if you visit this city. From city center you can walk to this church.
  • Breath taking cathedral. The spires are so unique to this place. The fountain outside is a great place to take a break and eat. The interior is very classic and yet still Gothic in design.
  • Beautiful church with an elevator that takes you to the top of the tower for a nice view of the city also some nice close ups of the paintings on the top of the dom very cool
  • Hidden treasure. Must see. The most beautiful church in Vienna.
  • Only saw the outside of this place, it is quite beautiful. The park around it is great to sit and relax on a bench.
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