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Church of the Minorites (Minoritenkirche)

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Address: Minoritenplatz 2A, Vienna, Austria
Phone Number: 01/533-4162
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Incredible outside

A little disappointing on the inside, none-the-less this church is worth visiting as it has an amazing exterior.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A little disappointing on the inside, none-the-less this church is worth visiting as it has an amazing exterior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I sought out this church. I wanted to see the last supper mosiac. It was a bit hard to find, I dragged another couple along. We all were amazed how peaceful this church was. No crowds. A small group left as we walked in. The mosaic was lit up, but it went out. Turns out it takes .50E to light... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

In Vienna’s Innere Stadt (the inner city), we by accident came across the The Minorite Church (an order of Franciscans). Unlike many of the highly touted, must-see cathedrals that we have visited, this church has a relatively modest exterior and interior. There is no baroque excess—just the basics. But there were two outstanding features: a full-length reproduction of The Last... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were taken aback to see the of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" but when we were told it was made out of small tiles I had to get closer and no matter how close I got I still could not pick up the tiles. It is worth a viewing and I believe even the hardened art critic would be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We recently returned to the Church of the Minorites (Minoritenkirche) to see the replica of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" which quietly hangs on the north wall of the church. This is a life-size, early 19th century piece created by Italian mosaicist, Giacomo Raffaelli. It is quite beautiful and well worth seeing in Vienna if you are a lover of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is our favourite church in Vienna It had a real sense of sacred space Lovely to sit in the quiet and feel this is a place of prayer and not a museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The Church of the Minorites (Minoritenkirche) is one of Vienna's oldest churches and makes an interesting visit to see the copy of Leonardo Di Vinci's 'Last Supper', which can be found within this church. The church has a long history dating back to the early 13th century. The land, which the church rests, was given to the Franciscans (Minorites Order)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This church is off the beaten path and in quite quaint. Away from the tourist crowds the church has a lot in common with some of the bigger churches with a lot more character. The parish priest is also quite friendly and is always up for a chat. If you can visit it then do

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This fantastic church, despite its somehow awkward shape, manages to mix many styles. It dates back to the mid 14th century, thus its Gothic appearance. The church contains a stunning copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" (which was commissioned by no other than Napoleon Bonaparte himself). There's also a mid 14th century statue of the Madonna and her... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The façade of the Church of the Minorities is quite interesting with its very different architecture. However the main reason to visit this church is because of the art in it. There is a life-sized copy of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper on the church's northern wall. It is a mosaic made by the Roman mosaic artist Giacomo Raffaelli,... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.