"The church of Saint Peter" churches Tip by Pavlik_NL

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  Peter's church, hidden in the old towns alleys
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  • Peter's church, hidden in the old towns alleys - Vienna
      Peter's church, hidden in the old towns alleys
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  • The magnificent dome of the "Sankt Peter" - Vienna
      The magnificent dome of the "Sankt Peter"
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Already in the 12th century, a church was built by Irish monchs in Vienna. Besides Patrick, Peter was one of their favorit saints and their church was devoted to him. Through the many centuries that followed, the chruch was rebuilt, renovated, restored and changed so many times, that from the original image nothing is left (except for the fundaments). The church is - like always in Roman Catholic churches - richly decorated and is especially famous for it's ceiling in the dome. So, go in and gaze up for a while.

Website: http://www.suf.at/wien/kirchen/petersk.htm

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  • Updated Nov 20, 2007
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