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St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)

Address: Stephansplatz 1, Vienna A-1010, Austria
Phone Number: 43-1-515-520, 01/515-52563, 513 76 48
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Ranked #19 of 311 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Lookouts, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Austria's most prominent national symbol, this magnificent cathedral...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Lookouts, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Austria's most prominent national symbol, this magnificent cathedral is known for its intricately tiled roof and its nearly 500-foot-tall South Tower, which provides amazing views of the entire city.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Quite an impressive building from outside, but more beautiful churches inside elsewhere in the city.

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Stradbally, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The Cathederal itself is magnificent. However, people have no respect for places of worship any more. Constant photographs and video while a service was in process. I saw inappropriate gestures for photographs in a place of worship. If you can visit this magnificent building when it is not crowded you will enjoy it. Otherwise avoid as the crowds will ruin... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Don't get me wrong, it is grandiose and for sure there are a lot of interesting details. But it's always under renovation and partially obscured. And I've seen better. Or maybe I resonated better with other cathedrals... It's hard for you to miss it anyway, so you'll find out :)

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Bursa, Turkey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is impressive inside and out. The first look a it coming around the corner is WOW. With its proximity in close quarters of the old city, it is hard to photograph the exterior or interior for that matter. Add bonus was the Christmas market set up outside. We purchased the All Inclusive ticket which icludes the cathedral, treasurey,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We visited it at night also at day time, both have different taste. We vent up to dome by the steps, it was hard to go up there but is worth to try if you have the power!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The outside is amazing but once you go inside, it is just a beautiful place. Well worth the time to visit. We visited in October and it was not that crowded and the weather was beautiful.

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Deepest Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We didn't find the cathedral itself particularly inspiring. You have the opportunity of walking up 300 plus steps to one tower. What is less obvious is that if you go into the cathedral and along the left hand side, you come to a desk where you can buy a ticket to go up the north tower in a tiny circular... More 

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

A wonderful building, but the area is for sure a real tourist trap. But the church building is extraordinary.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Structurally not as impressive as other cathedrals in Europe. There is a separate 5 euro fee to visit the catacomb, relics and the elevator up the North Tower. We got the all-inclusive ticket for 12 Euros with audioguide for both the cathedral and the treasury. The catacombs tour and visit to the treasury made this visit worthwhile. You need to... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Very special cathedral, not the biggest on the inside, but a calming feeling in the heart of the city. The stained glass window above the altar with the sun shining through was breathtaking. Enjoyed Mass here.

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