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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church
Peterplatz | 1st district - Inner City, Vienna 1010, Austria
01/533-6433
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Ranked #13 of 311 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Bucharest, Romania
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I stumbled upon it by accident on the first day of Christmas. It does not look very impressive from the outside, so when I walked in my jaw dropped. While Stephansdom is dark and gloomy, this one was decorated, gilded, with beautiful paintings and statues. The were two enormous Christmas trees in the altar and I saw that people were gathering for the upcoming service at 11:00 so I stayed. The service was incredible, because I felt like I was at a concert, the choir was amazing, and the music was was wonderful.
I am not really a religious person, but this church really made my Christmas day for me this year!

Visited December 2013
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“Better on the inside that Stefansdom”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This church is stunning on the inside, the best of Vienna. And if you plan ahead you could be there for a free (by donation) organ recital with the lovely baroque organ.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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“Cathedrals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Stunning. The artwork and sculptures are beautiful. Light a candle for a small fee. Well worth the visit.

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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Trips to Europe are filled with visits to museums and churches.....so, what's another church?...we stumbled upon this small baroque gem in the middle of old Vienna quite by accident and since then I have always recommended it. It is a nice counterbalance to the gothic splendor of St. Stephen's Cathdral. There are active worship services going on in both, so visitation can be limited. When open, it is a calm and quiet spot of reflection in the midst of the hectic shopping central of Vienna.

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“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Jut a lovely Church. Nice and quiet. You can get a fantastic view of the city from an elevated tower (EU7 pp for the elevator - didn't see any stairs, but that was not advertised).

Visited November 2013
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