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Karlskirche

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Address: Kreuzherrengasse 1, Vienna 1040, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 5046187
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Built around 1715 by Fischer von Erlach, this is one of Vienna's best known...

Built around 1715 by Fischer von Erlach, this is one of Vienna's best known landmarks.

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Vivaldi Four Seasons Concert at St. Charles Church in Vienna
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Mozart Requiem Concert at St. Charles Church in Vienna
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Stunning cathedral!

Stunning cathedral, one of the best examples of baroque style architecture. Beautiful to look at, especially on a sunny day with the sunlight bouncing off the white exterior.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The architecture and the artistic details of this church are beautiful! Since I happen to visit during the holiday season, there was a small Christmas market in front of the church in the Karlplatz. The whole area is decorated and festive - it is wonderful to walk around there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The church is conveniently located on the underground on the southern edge of the 'ring' in Vienna. The altar, the sculptures, the paintings and the extensive use of beautiful marble are breathtaking, and rival the best in Europe. Put it on your list of places to visit in Vienna!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stunning cathedral, one of the best examples of baroque style architecture. Beautiful to look at, especially on a sunny day with the sunlight bouncing off the white exterior.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to a Vivaldi concert (Four Seasons interspersed with other Vivaldi vocal pieces) on a cold evening in Vienna: why Vivaldi in Vienna? He actually died here near the Church). The setting of the church is magnificent for the acoustics, and really atmospheric. It was cold, but the staff helpfully and wisely handed out blankets for the hour plus duration,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Karlskirche hosts concerts Friday-Sunday with a different performance each night. Friday - Vivaldi Four Seasons, Saturday - Ave' Mariam and Sunday - Mozart Requiem. The sound is fabulous and the church makes a delightful backdrop. After the show, you can look around at beautiful building. The church can get cold and blankets are provided, but still I recommend dressing warm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really magnificent building ....with a twist. Inside a lift has been constructed that takes you up to the base of the dome .Then steps up to the top of the dome enjoying an absolutely stunning closeup of the frescoes on the ceiling of the dome, to an observation platform with a lovely 360 degree view although wire netting makes... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, we visited this church by November, on a nice day. It is certainly an interesting church, but not a highlight. I don't think missing the interior would be a great loss. The most beautiful part of it, which is spectacular, is its outsides. The interior part is nice, but I think Stephansdom, or other churches are more interesting to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a humongous and beautiful cathedral in the center of the city. They hold musical concerts here during some of the nights. It is extremely majestic and beautiful looking from the inside. The detailed marble inside the church makes it look more like a palace than a church!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very big cathedral with magnificent architecture and many details and elements. A real treasure of the European culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the price of admission! A beautiful blend of periods of architecture on the outside transitions into a stunning mixture of ornate detail, cultured marble, and high, very high ceilings. Take the elevator up into the dome and brace the stairwell into the uppermost cupola. Karlskirche was a welcome surprise on our first day of sight-seeing. I recommend starting... More 

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