Minoritenkirche
Minoritenkirche
4.5
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
The area
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Neighborhood: Inner City
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.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 2 min walk
  • Schottentor • 7 min walk
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Not easy to find in the historic part of Vienna this church, but there is a metro station just besides it. Bequtiful gothic gate. The inner decoration is not so special. There is a mosaic replica of Leonardo's Last supper. You can get as close as you want, you wouldnt recognise that it is not a painting!
Written June 15, 2015
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catskierMichigan
Michigan266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
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 it up. Between the four of us no one had change. We begged another small group and they gave us the money. (we asked for change originally) so beautiful. It was only us and the small group. Everyone was so glad I wanted to find this church. It is a Franciscan church. A great escape from all the crowds, and a place you could really appreciate the details, a place to reflect and enjoy.
Written November 6, 2014
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania12,973 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
In the Minoritenplatz you will find this beautiful church , the Friars Minor Conventual Church. One of the the oldest churches in Vienna its construction started in 1276 and was finished in 1350. Currently it is administrated by the Italian community in Vienna.
For those of you into architecture this Gothic style church can be really interesting , but also those into arts have several interesting items to check out.
The most interesting from my perspective is the : copy of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" on one of church's walls. It is a mosaic done by the artist Giacomo Raffaelli in the 18 hundreds (It was ordered by Napoleon but was not finished in time, so Napoleon was gone the mosaic remained - Austrians wanted it to be displayed in the Schloss Belvedere but it was simply too big so it ended up in the church - it is a 9 m by 4 m mosaic and it has 20 tons of weight so it is indeed big).
When you visit pay attention to the following things:
- get info on the service hours and don't disturb if there is service in progress
- dress appropriately - it is a place of prayer and worship - show respect.
- be quiet as much as possible - you are in a holly place.
Otherwise the entrance is free - as in any church or similar place donations are welcome- you can take pictures as many as you like. (It would very much interesting for you if you are on a guided tour and get all the inf while you are there, enhances the experience.)
Overall is a very beautiful church worth visiting when you are strolling through Vienna
Written April 10, 2020
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Stirling B
Ottawa, Canada638 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This church is located not far from Hofburg Palace situated in a quiet area. What I noticed while walking in was the beautiful Last Supper mosaic as well as a beautiful altar. There are also nice stained glass windows to look at.
Written July 29, 2019
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
For me it is a church with pink light. When I was there, the sunshine went to the church through the stained glass window behind the organ and the light turned the interior into pink. It was magical. There is a replica of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" on the wall and the church is known for the many concerts that take place in its interior.
Written July 29, 2019
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,661 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The most important "jewel" in the Minoritenkirche is inside - a mosaic that reproduces Leonardo da Vinci's painting at the 1: 1 scale - The Last Supper. Whatever pictures you saw with this mosaic, nothing compares to what you see with your eyes. Absolutely unique!
On the façade, above the entrance door, there is a bas-relief with the crucifixion scene, framed by Mary Magdalene and the mironosiţe women, respectively the scene of Lord's piercing with the lance by the Roman soldier.
And one last element of uniqueness - the flat tower on the front side that should have been a bell tower. Because it was demolished twice by the Ottomans who besieged Vienna, the tower remained in this form.
Written October 25, 2018
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MarieandStan
Honolulu, HI291 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
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 Supper and a small statue of the crucifixion in the middle of the altarpiece. The painting, boldly and dramatically saturated with vivid colors, appeared to our untrained eyes to be the spruced-up original, just as the grimy, discolored figures in Michelangelo’s masterpiece at the Sistine Chapel have been restored to their former luster.

The crucified Christ in itself wasn’t very different from the ones we have admired in other churches, but this statue had an unusually eerie, otherworldly ambiance from the subdued light of the small dome surrounding it. If you are in the area, it is well worth a stop
Written July 13, 2014
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cheeky k
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Was at Vivaldis Four Seasons concert last week.....Stunning Acoustics and Fantastic playing!!! Well done
Written November 13, 2022
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swoodruf
Muskegon, MI1,400 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Our travel leader took us to this church one evening. It looked like it was closed, but our fearless leader found the door. He wanted us to see this gorgeous mosaic of the Last Supper. We were completely alone in the church to observe this gorgeous piece of art. There was no fee - just a place to leave a donation.
Written November 24, 2021
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malcolmhopwood
Cavan, Ireland30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Our choir sang in this church along with 6 other choirs as part of the Vienna Music Festival. The sound was so crisp and warm and the audience showed their appreciation for the songs we all sang. When we left we walk a short way to Cafe Central which was just around the corner, for lunch. Yummy.
Written November 6, 2019
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