The Peterskirche (English: St. Peter's Church) is a Baroque Roman Catholic parish church in Vienna, Austria. It was transferred in 1970 by the Archbishop of Vienna Franz Cardinal König to the priests of the Opus Dei.
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2 years ago
What an impressive ceiling! Perhaps this one is less famous then the Stephan (?), but the interior is no doubt more beautiful. I by chance listened to a pipe organ concert inside, lovely pieces from Bach and Mozart!
a year ago
Much impressed, not enough words to describe. Must see it! Beautiful Church outside and inside.
Peterskirche (St. Peter's Church) is an attractive Baroque style church that can be visited in the city centre of Vienna. It is conveniently located along Grabenstraße and just a few minutes walk from Stephensplatz.
This important church has a long history dating back to the Middle Ages. However, the present churh building was constructed in the early 18th century and fashioned after the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica. It is much smaller in scale but features an attractive facade and bronze dome, the first of its kind in Vienna.
The interior of the church is quite beautiful as well. You will find a small circular hall, similar to layout to several Baroque churches in Rome. You will see an attractive high altar, several side altars with beautiful religious works of art. Note the main alter was covered during my last visit due to it being lint. The ornate pulpit is worth spending a few minutes to enjoy, as is the remarkable inner dome frescos.
Given the small size of the hall, you can enjoy all in no more than 5-10 minutes of your time. Or take more time here if you enjoy what you see.
The church is one of a kind.. worth a visit! We happened to visit during a practice session. Wow... amazing one of a kind performance! Will gave to visit again for a concert!
We loved the pipe organ concert in this magical place. We went centuries back...