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Address: Kreuzherrengasse 1, Vienna 1040, Austria
Phone Number: +43 1 5046187
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Built around 1715 by Fischer von Erlach, this is one of Vienna's best known...

Built around 1715 by Fischer von Erlach, this is one of Vienna's best known landmarks.

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Vivaldi Four Seasons Concert at St. Charles Church in Vienna
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Great Evening Concert

Went to a Vivaldi concert (Four Seasons interspersed with other Vivaldi vocal pieces) on a cold evening in Vienna: why Vivaldi in Vienna? He actually died here near the Church... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to a Vivaldi concert (Four Seasons interspersed with other Vivaldi vocal pieces) on a cold evening in Vienna: why Vivaldi in Vienna? He actually died here near the Church). The setting of the church is magnificent for the acoustics, and really atmospheric. It was cold, but the staff helpfully and wisely handed out blankets for the hour plus duration,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Karlskirche hosts concerts Friday-Sunday with a different performance each night. Friday - Vivaldi Four Seasons, Saturday - Ave' Mariam and Sunday - Mozart Requiem. The sound is fabulous and the church makes a delightful backdrop. After the show, you can look around at beautiful building. The church can get cold and blankets are provided, but still I recommend dressing warm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really magnificent building ....with a twist. Inside a lift has been constructed that takes you up to the base of the dome .Then steps up to the top of the dome enjoying an absolutely stunning closeup of the frescoes on the ceiling of the dome, to an observation platform with a lovely 360 degree view although wire netting makes... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, we visited this church by November, on a nice day. It is certainly an interesting church, but not a highlight. I don't think missing the interior would be a great loss. The most beautiful part of it, which is spectacular, is its outsides. The interior part is nice, but I think Stephansdom, or other churches are more interesting to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a humongous and beautiful cathedral in the center of the city. They hold musical concerts here during some of the nights. It is extremely majestic and beautiful looking from the inside. The detailed marble inside the church makes it look more like a palace than a church!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very big cathedral with magnificent architecture and many details and elements. A real treasure of the European culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the price of admission! A beautiful blend of periods of architecture on the outside transitions into a stunning mixture of ornate detail, cultured marble, and high, very high ceilings. Take the elevator up into the dome and brace the stairwell into the uppermost cupola. Karlskirche was a welcome surprise on our first day of sight-seeing. I recommend starting... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is enough to see only outside of the cuhurch if you do not want to pray or insistingly see fresks. We wouldn't go inside if we did not have City Card (discount).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karlskirche (St. Charles Church) is a fascinating fusion of architectural styles, representing, as the literature says, "a world history of architecture." You'll find style elements of Greco-Roman, Asian, Byzantine and Ottoman, with nods to Spain, Jerusalem, and Egypt. Built to commemorate the end of the plague, which ended in 1714, the church took 20 years to construct. Inside the church... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located not too far from the Opera do visit this church, near a University too, with quite impressive interior and ceiling paintings

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The fourth district combines elegant tradition with contemporary style and relaxed living. More than a dozen town palaces and churches such as St. Charles Borromeo have added glamour to a neighborhood known for its traditional retail and crafts shops, taverns, cafés. Wieden is also home to Naschmarkt, Vienna’s largest street market. Many bohemian types have found their way to Wieden: meet them in trendy cafés and bars, shop alongside them for vintage items, enjoy Wien Museum’s and Kunsthalle’s modern temporary exhibitions, and hang out with the bees at Vienna’s most beautiful urban garden, Karlsgarten.
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