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“Lovely, quiet church”

St. Mary's on the Bank (Maria Am Gestade)
Ranked #120 of 562 things to do in Vienna
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New York City, New York
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469 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Lovely, quiet church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Much lovelier than the larger, more garish churches elsewhere in the city. While the guidebooks slightly overstate how narrow this tiny church really is, this long elegant church feels calming and meditative.

Visited December 2013
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Fisherville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Almost lost amongst the tall streets and other awesome places to see in Vienna is this hidden gem. I came across the church quite by accident and was simply curious at how narrow it was, stuck in the middle of two streets. When I went inside I wasn't prepared for how lush and intricate the decorations were. This is a great find and it's still relatively undiscovered! Go check it out!

Visited March 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Gothic beauty.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

This 14th century narrow beauty oozes Gothic style (don't miss the stunning panels at the choir).
While the church's façade isn't that impressive, once you get inside, it's narrow nave and very high Gothic ceiling (over 55 meters!) will set the mood back to medieval times.
The organ looks lovely, but I am not sure if it is operational, as there was no mass planned during our visit to the church.
Still, well worth the visit, especially if Gothic architecture is your thing.

Visited May 2013
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“Pretty old church with interesting interior.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Very interesting and worth visiting interiror. Things on the walls and atop are nice to look at and architectural specialities inside (I just don't know the proper names for all those elements :) ) are very nice and beautifull.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Sublime little church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

This little gem sparkles with beautiful stained glass along with paintinga and a crucifix dating from around 1460. Located about 10 mins walk from Peterkirche. A postcard view of the exterior front facade can be seen by crossing the road and descending a set of steps on other side of the road.

Visited May 2013
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