Stephansdom – Vienna

St. Stephen’s Cathedral is used as the exact center of Vienna and is situated in its heart, in Stephansplatz. Unlike the Baroque architecture of most of Vienna, it is a fully Gothic and Romanesque, designed to inspire fear of God. It was built and finally consecrated in 1147 and boasts a multi-colored tiled roof, which can’t be easily seen as it is currently under renovation. The interior of the cathedral couldn’t be any more different than the humble churches in Jerusalem. The inside is huge, awe-inspiring and makes you feel very, very small. It is the most important religious building in Austria and is the seat of the Catholic Church there.

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~ by jonathanmtsai on April 7, 2011.

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