"Karlskirche" Karlskirche - St Charles Church Tip by Polly74

Karlskirche - St Charles Church, Vienna: 101 reviews and 193 photos

by Polly74

Karlskirche, begun in 1715, in Vienna, is dedicated to Carlo Borromeo, the Italian cardinal and saint of the Counter Reformation. What is most extraordinary about this structure is the successful coherence of its design despite a seemingly irreconcilable eclecticism. In front of a longitudinally placed oval nave stands an unusually wide facade composed of a bizarre combination of elements. A Corinthian hexastyle temple portico on top of a stepped podium, archaeological in its fidelity to Roman temple fronts, represents the entrance to the church.

Address: Vienna's famous baroque church
Directions: Between Argentinierstraße & Hoyosgasse
Phone: +43 1 5046187
Website: http://www.karlskirche.at/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2004
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