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“A Beautiful Little Respite” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church
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Vienna Classical Concert at St Peters Church
Ranked #14 of 556 things to do in Vienna
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Melbourne, Australia
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“A Beautiful Little Respite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Like other reviewers, we also happened upon the Peterskirche during a free organ concert, and it does indeed bring the place alive. I thoroughly recommend strategically timing your visit, if at all possible.
The church looks small and dainty on the outside, sitting just behind the large and square mall strip in an inviting little alcove. At night in particular, it's all lit up from beneath and looks especially lovely.
Once inside, you're bombarded by the sumptuous Baroque-style design. Burnished gold abounds, and the paintings on the dome are stunning. At night, the flickering light of the (fake, I think?) candles lend the interior a warm glow. If it were any larger, the effect would probably be gaudy, but as it's quite an intimate space it's instead rather charming.
It's the perfect place to unwind after a busy day, and just soak in this beautiful little church. Especially, as mentioned, if you can listen to the organ filling the space too.

During organ concerts, donations are accepted as you exit, but not mandatory. The feel of the church was definitely welcoming.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank Jennifer D
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

We visited the church during a free organ concert - something that seems to occur on a relatively daily basis at 3pm - and were treated to a glorious experience. The music was divine, consisting of an orchestra and choir besides the organ, and the paintings and architecture were beautiful. Visitors are given helpful information pamphlets and pictures were allowed - at least the time we visited! Offerings/donations were accepted but not required.
We were very glad that we made the time in our itinerary to include this. A definite must for music enthusiasts on a budget.

Visited September 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Gorgeous church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

This stunningly beautiful church is a worth a visit. The painted dome ceiling is divine. Lovely artistic touches abound.

Visited November 2012
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Mellieha, Malta
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“Beautiful, but what an eysore!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

The church is very beautiful, but that lift in there, that takes you to the very top of the dome is simply an eyesore. And then, when you get to the top, one still has to climb up some steps - then....you cannot take a good picture because the dome is surrounded by chicken wire from the outside!!

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful and free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Free entrance. Takes about 15 minutes to see. Rococo style and very ornate inside. Take a seat and look around at all the beautiful paintings.

Visited October 2012
Thank Sarah C
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