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Maria Theresa Square

Maria Theresienplatz, Vienna 1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Vienna, Austria
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230 reviews 230 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Maria-Theresian Platz is a grand square on Vienna's Ringstraße sitting opposite the main gate of the Hofburg and Museums Quartier to the rear. It hosts two of Vienna's most imposing museums, the Kunsthistoriches Museum and the Naturhistorisches Museum. It is easily accessed by tram or U-Bahn. During the Advent season, Maria-Theresian Platz hosts a nice Adventmarkt. It is also one... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

While Hofburg is almost exclusively about Empress Sisi, this square provides a deserving homage to Maria Theresa, the only female ruler of the mighty Habsburg dinasty and a fascinating historial figure herself. The statue displays a sheer magnificence worthy of the Empress' power, capturing the center of attention at an already lovely square surrounded by beautiful buildings, such as the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you enjoy seeing statues of historical figures, the Maria Theresa Square is a nice place to visit in Vienna. Here you can find the impressive,19 meter tall monument to of Empress Maria Theresa. Empress Maria Theresa was an important figure in 18th century Europe. She was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dynasty, reigning over the empire between... More

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

An amazing square standing just in front of the two main museums in Vienna. Huge, wonderful and green. Remarkable above all the amazing statue right in the center and the statues of men and horses in the end! Rest for a bit and breath all the majesty of Vienna!

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

great open public area and like stated above a mirror image of the grande natural history museum building on one side and across the way the fine arts museum. The main sculpture in the middle is very sizeable. Other sculptures can be found in the area. A favorite of mine was getting a picture with the elephant statue in front... More

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Ancona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Absolutely splendid, but one can't help but sense the absence of a raison d'être. How much better if, instead of hordes of tourists with digital cameras, their Imperial Majesties were here, riding in a golden coach.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Beautiful square with a lot of food at nights and a nice garden, very sophisticated and clean, its nice to walking around

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We just happened to see it on the way to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in the Museum Quarter. It's difficult to miss this square. You would have to pass by it (or through it) at some point if you're visiting the Natural History or Art History Museum. There's a huge statue of Maria Theresa in the middle of the square surrounded... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A nice park, set in the center of the historic district and wedged between museums. Not really as impressive as other squares in Europe. Statuary and fountains a bit overdone baroque. You are going to see it anyhow if you do any sightseeing.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Visited this monument twice and still found it impressive. Several ways to take photos of the largest Maria Theresa monument. A must for your photo album.

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