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“excellent concerrt venue” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Anna's Church

St. Anna's Church
Annagasse 3b, Vienna 1010, Austria
01 512 47 97
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Ranked #54 of 310 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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“excellent concerrt venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Really good concert venue; excellent string quartet performance of music well suited for Vienna. The quaint church setting made it all the more memorable

Visited April 2014
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“St. Anna's - Worth visiting to see the Daniel Gran frescos”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Just a couple minutes walk off Kaerntnerstrasse, on a side street Annagasse, you can find the small yet attractive St. Anna’s Church (Annakirche). This is one of many nice churches that can be visited in the historic city center of Vienna.

St. Anne’s Church was built and consecrated in 1518. However, it is suggested that the chapel may date back to 1320. Designed in the early 16th century as a gothic style church by the Poor Clare Sisters, the church was passed to the Jesuits in the 17th century. They altered the décor of the church to that of the baroque style popular during that era.

A fire in 1747 badly damaged the church, spurring a round of late-baroque style restorations and additions by Andrea Pozzo’s understudy, Christoph Tausch. In 1751, Daniel Gran added the beautiful ceiling frescos; named The Glory to St. Anne, Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. Gran also provided the church with its high altar paintings as well as the frescos in the Franz Xavier Chapel.

The Jesuits administered the church until 1906 when they handed it over to the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, who presently look after St. Anne’s Church. Today, St. Anna's is noted for the quality concerts that that take place here during the evenings.

Overall, St. Anna’s Church is conveniently located and an easy church to visit. If short on time, there are more impressive baroque style churches you can visit, including the Jesuits, St. Charles and St. Peters Churches. For those with longer stays in the city or those who enjoy visiting historic churches, this is a good one to see.

Visited March 2014
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“Beatiful small church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We went to St Anna's Church for a classical concert given by a string quartet. The Church is strategically located tucked away in a small street of Vienna city center. This small church with thousands of years of history with 17th century rich Baroque interior is worth visiting but specially to enjoy a classical music concert in a small beautiful setting. It was a night to remember. .

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful Church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

St. Anna's Church has the Baroque architecture and it is a beautiful church with good paintings and ceiling frescos. I enjoyed seeing this church very much.

Visited August 2013
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“Sacred beauty - well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

St. Anna's Church is on Anna Gasse right in the heart of old Vienna. It's a beautiful 17th century church with a rich Baroque interior. The Daniel Gran ceiling frescoes and high altar painting are particularly noteworthy. The relatively small size has a peaceful, hushed atmosphere and is a welcome respite from the busy tourist-filled Kärntner Strasse which is steps away.

The concerts there are highly recommended. On a recent visit my husband and I happened to be walking by the church when a concert performance was starting in a couple of minutes. The guy selling tickets sold us two at the student price (and, alas, it's been many years since we were students!) so we paid only 19 euros apiece for an hour of wonderful music by an accomplished string quartet - very reasonable compared with the prices of other concerts in Vienna in less beautiful venues.

Visited June 2013
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