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St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Churches, Tourist Spots
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Intricate in design and architecture, St. Stephen's Cathedral is a cultural icon and symbol of Austrian identity. With a multicolored tile roof and tall Romanesque towers, it has become one of the most recognizable images of the city. Consecrated in 1147, the cathedral stands on the remains of former versions, which were destroyed by fire, siege, and World War II. The cathedral's repairs and rebuilding can be seen today in the mixture of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Join a guided tour to learn more about the iconic building's history. Separate tours lead you through the main cathedral, the catacombs, the treasury, or up one of the towers for a view of Vienna from above. Choose an inclusive tour to see all of the parts of this site. Arrange to visit St. Stephen's Cathedral and other attractions in Vienna using our Vienna trip itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful Cathedral, although the exterior was in works. The drawback to the main tower are over 300 stairs on foot, by that reason could not enjoy the views.
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  • €4:90 pp to climb 323 steps each way up small narrow spiral steps to reach a bell tower and the viewing room- but it is definitely worth the effort. The views are amazing and you can just feel the his...  read more »
  • The Cathedral with its Gothic beauty, incredibly beautiful. Travelers with a streak of artist photographer will appreciate it, walk around the Cathedral to help create an unforgettable collection of chic images. Holders of strong legs and good dyhalki recommend to climb the spiral staircase to the room, where you can view over Vienna. A ticket costs only 4.5 euros. The affected cheapness, I bought 2 tickets, thoughtless retreat was nowhere, it was necessary to have fun for paid the money, and I surely was the climb up, chased hiss husband and replicas of the type: "if I knew, and b you 50 paid so we only did not Leslie". But it was too late. In General, with trembling knees and tongues on your shoulders, we finally completed the climb, to my dismay and undisguised joy life partner, to the top of the climb did not, has blocked the stairs continued iron gate with a weighty lock. Pofotografirovav Vienna a bird's-eye view and catching his breath, we now cheerfully jumped down, towards new experiences!
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  • This cathedral is definitely one of the most wonderful out there! The second I saw it's beautiful architecture I instantly fell in love. The inside is absolutely gorgeous since this insanely big cathedral was full of pieces of art and every single place is decorated incredibly stunning. I truly felt something in my heart when I set my eyes on the building. Also, don't forget about the huge tower! My friends weren't as enthusiastic about this cathedral as I was, however every single one of their mouths dropped when we got on the top. The view over the whole city was magnificent. I think I might have shed a tear inside when we had to leave. This was the best experience in Vienna for me so far. I highly recommend this to everyone who loves history, arts or just beautiful things in general!
  • Wonderful and beautiful church building. The architecture inside the church is even more beautiful. You've to see for yourself to admire and appreciate it. Also conveniently located next to the subway.
  • Phenomenal. Truly amazing. The mind reels at the thought of how it must have been built nearly 900 (!!) years ago. From an Ottoman cannonball embedded in a buttress to incredible features on the interior, exploring this historic structure could eat up as much time as you want to throw at it. A must-see sight in Vienna. One caution: beware pickpockets and hustlers on the surrounding platz.
  • Thus cathedral is wonderful. This is definitely on par with Sagrada Da Familia in Barcelona. It's definitely worth spending few euros to go to the top of the cathedral, you will have an incredible view of Vienna skyline and the rooftop of the cathedral. The rooftop is amazing, it reminded me of dragons scales because of the way it was laid out. It's a must see.
  • The church is okay but don't climb the south tower. It is a trap!!! There is no open area at the top for you to see the surrounding areas, only 4 small windows. The breadth of the steps are very small and gets a little crowded when there are people trying to go up and down at the same time. The worst thing is that you will feel dizzy from the endless circular upwards (or downwards) climb.
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