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Austrian Parliament Building, Vienna: 82 reviews and 201 photos

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This is one of the most detailed and intricate buildings with statues all over. It is on the Ringstrasse. This is today the Austrian Parliament building. It has numerous statues of Greek and Roman historians, and the main feature is the Goddess of wisdom, Pallas Athene. The architecture is Greek, with the large decorated pillars and sculpted figurines imbedded in to roof arches, as well as the statues surrounding the building. There are 76 marble statues and 66 reliefs. Construction is from 1874-84, and after WWII, half the building was destroyed. Some of the artwork is still under restoring. It has been the Parliament of Austria since 1918. The building is 450 feet long and 475 feet wide
You should take a slow walk to see the large statue in front, but also the scores of statues ringing the top.

Address: Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3, 1017 Wien
Directions: Between Schmerlingplatz & Rathausplatz
Phone: +43 1 401100
Website: http://www.parlament.gv.at/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 1, 2008
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