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St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade)

At Passauer Platz, Vienna, Austria (Innere Stadt)
01/5339-5940
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Ranked #50 of 412 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very pretty church in a nice, out of the way location. I liked that it was smaller and quiet. It was a rainy day so that may have been why the crowds were so thin.

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

St. Mary's by the banks is a unique and beautiful Gothic Church. For a Chruch so small, it is amazing that they took the effort to beautify it as they did. Really worth a visit. And check out Lola's Tapas bar while you are in the area!

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New York City, New York
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256 reviews 256 reviews
80 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Much lovelier than the larger, more garish churches elsewhere in the city. While the guidebooks slightly overstate how narrow this tiny church really is, this long elegant church feels calming and meditative.

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Fisherville, Kentucky
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160 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Almost lost amongst the tall streets and other awesome places to see in Vienna is this hidden gem. I came across the church quite by accident and was simply curious at how narrow it was, stuck in the middle of two streets. When I went inside I wasn't prepared for how lush and intricate the decorations were. This is a... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1,007 attraction reviews
590 helpful votes 590 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This 14th century narrow beauty oozes Gothic style (don't miss the stunning panels at the choir). While the church's façade isn't that impressive, once you get inside, it's narrow nave and very high Gothic ceiling (over 55 meters!) will set the mood back to medieval times. The organ looks lovely, but I am not sure if it is operational, as... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Very interesting and worth visiting interiror. Things on the walls and atop are nice to look at and architectural specialities inside (I just don't know the proper names for all those elements :) ) are very nice and beautifull.

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Toronto, Canada
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200 reviews 200 reviews
139 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This little gem sparkles with beautiful stained glass along with paintinga and a crucifix dating from around 1460. Located about 10 mins walk from Peterkirche. A postcard view of the exterior front facade can be seen by crossing the road and descending a set of steps on other side of the road.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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645 helpful votes 645 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

What privilege and blessing to have stumbled upon this marvelous church only to find it open and ready for Sunday morning Mass! The Mass was lively and reverent and well-attended. The high altar is especially beautiful, as is the unusual pulpit. The stained glass is sublime, some of which is medieval. After Mass, we were able to walk around at... More

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104 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

While the view from outside is beautiful at night, it is very difficult to see inside. So, visit inside during the day, but be sure to visit again at sunset for the gorgeous outside views.

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Hong Kong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The church lies in a very corner of town is a great surprise for us when we were walking at Passauer street. The grand hall looks bigger from the inside with high ceiling is such a nice lifting up for the feeling. It’s not that “grande” but still impressed us a lot.

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