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St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

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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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  • Absolutely gorgeous cathedral and is an essential sight to see while in Vienna. The cathedral has unique mosaic tiles on its roof and upon climbing the tower we got great views of them. I would also r...  more »
  • The place is amazing. You can get on the top for 5 euro and see the the city, the is unbelievable. Highly recommend 
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  • It's a nice cathedral and in the exterior is very beautiful and clean. It doesn't look old at all and it has a nice an clean look. Inside it's good, nothing too fancy but big and spacious. I think is as well free. We went up to the south tower which is a quick way up with very good views. I recommend everyone to go up.
  • A breathtaking cathedral right in the middle of Stephansplatz! The moment I got out of the metro and saw it just a couple of meters away I was absolutely taken by surprise! Not only are the outside gothic walls beautiful but the inside is wonderful as well. Entrance is free but if you would like to climb the tower you have to pay a couple Euros. Make sure to notice the mosaics on the side of the church!
  • Good church to visit. The inside is kind of cool with its dark ambience. It was difficult to get a good picture of the outside because of construction.
  • Beautiful place. Always breathtaking. The catacombs tour is also great. You shouldn't miss this one if visiting Vienna.
  • It was extraordinary!! The exterior was clean and they're working on it to make it look more clean and enormous. A beautiful place in a beautiful city. It is a must visit in vienna it is the number one tourists attraction for me.