"Karlskirche & Karlsplatz" Karlsplatz Tip by Ewingjr98

Karlsplatz, Vienna: 29 reviews and 54 photos

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Karlsplatz is home to the very impressive Karlskirche. Construction on the church took from 1715 to 1739, and the structure was dedicated to Saint Karl Borromeo. The two tall, freestanding pillars in front depict the life of Saint Karl. The elegant dome stands 72 meters high. It is the largest Baroque cathedral north of the Alps.

Karlsplatz was originally created in 1862 and was called the Resselpark. In the 1970s the park was redesigned to today's Karlsplatz. This park is home to two pavilions which were built in 1899.

Address: Vienna's famous baroque church
Directions: Between Treitlstraße & B1

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 19, 2006
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