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Dominikanerkirche (Dominican Church)

  • Postgasse 4 Map It
  • 1st District
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/07/2016

Fodor's Review

The Postgasse, to the east of Schönlaterngasse, introduces this unexpected visitor from Rome, built in the 1630s, some 50 years before the Viennese baroque building boom. Its facade is modeled after the Roman churches of the 16th century. The interior illustrates why the baroque style came to be considered the height of bad taste during the 19th century and still has many detractors today. "Sculpt till you drop" seems to have been the motto here, and the viewer's eye is given no respite. This sort of Roman architectural orgy never really gained a foothold in Vienna, and when the great Viennese architects did pull out all the decorative stops at the Belvedere Palace, they did it in a very different style and with far greater success.

Sight Information

Address:

Postgasse 4, Vienna, Vienna, A-1010, Austria

Map It

Phone:

01-512–9174

Published 04/07/2016

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