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“Beautiful church.”
Review of Minoritenkirche

Minoritenkirche
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Small-Group Vienna Highlights Walking Tour
Ranked #80 of 585 things to do in Vienna
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Beautiful church.”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

This fantastic church, despite its somehow awkward shape, manages to mix many styles.
It dates back to the mid 14th century, thus its Gothic appearance.
The church contains a stunning copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" (which was commissioned by no other than Napoleon Bonaparte himself).
There's also a mid 14th century statue of the Madonna and her child.
Bottom line - highly recommended.

Visited May 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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“Impressive Church”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

The façade of the Church of the Minorities is quite interesting with its very different architecture. However the main reason to visit this church is because of the art in it. There is a life-sized copy of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper on the church's northern wall. It is a mosaic made by the Roman mosaic artist Giacomo Raffaelli, commissioned by Napoleon I in 1809, but it was not finished before Napoleon's abdication. This is very beautiful.

Visited August 2013
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Vienna
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“the "italian" church in Vienna”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

beautifull church with very nice painting of the "Last Supper" (painted as a copy of the original Da Vinci painting)

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Helsinki, Finland
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“A WONDER IN THE CITY CENTER”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

When you come to Stephen Plaz and finnish sightseeng, go down to the metro station on the orange line (#3), go to the next stop - Herringasse and out to Minoriten Plaz. There you will see one of the oldest churches of Vienna - Minoritenkirche. Not only this cathederal is beautiful in itself,but also it has a lot of historical connotations. You will be able to see one of Vienna wonders there - Last Supper mosaic by Giacomo Raffaeli. This is a copy of the famous fresco by Michelangello in Milano. It is really very impressive. Due to the fact that not all tourists know about this attraction, there are very few visitors inside and you will enjoy it in full.

Visited May 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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“Interesting Church”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

The Church of the Friars Minor is also known as the Italian National Church of Mary of the Snows. The land where the church was built was given to the friars of St. Francis of Assisi in 1224. Premysl Ottokar II laid the foundation stone in 1276. The church was finished in 1350 in the French Gothic style. Joseph II gave the church to the Italians as a present. The church was renovated into the Gothic style in 1784. There is a life-sized copy of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper on the church's northern wall. It is a mosaic made by the Roman mosaic artist Giacomo Raffaelli, commissioned by Napoleon I in 1809, but it was not finished before Napoleon's abdication. Francis II of Austria bought it, wanting to install it in the Belvedere in Vienna. As it was too large for the building, it was set up on the north wall of the church, where it remains to this day.

Visited May 2012
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