Minoritenkirche, Vienna

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The Minoritenkirche, formally called Italienische Nationalkirche Maria Schnee, is a church built in French Gothic style in the Altstadt or First District of Vienna, Austria.The site on which the church is built was given to followers of Francis of Assisi in 1224. The foundation stone was laid by King Ottokar II of Bohemia in 1276. Duke Albrecht II later supported the building process, especially the main portal. The Gothic Ludwig choir was built between 1316 and 1328, and used as a mausoleum in the 14th and 15th centuries. Construction of the church was completed in 1350.The top of its belltower was damaged during the first Austro-Turkish war, rebuilt, then again destroyed again during the second Austro-Turkish war; the top was then replaced by a flat roof.When Joseph II gave the church to the Italians as a present, they transferred the name Maria Schnee from a nearby chapel which was subsequently destroyed.HistoryThe church stands in the Innere Stadt of Vienna, northwest of the Hofburg, at the Minoritenplatz. The Minoriten were Franciscan monks (Latin: "fratres minores"). They were appointed in 1224 to Vienna.
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  • This is a uniquely designed and beautiful looking gothic church. It is nearby Hofburg palace and sits in its own square surrounded by imperial buildings. A nice are to sit and admire the view.  more »
  • The second night with concert I took my wife with me. She also loved it! I must admit, I didn’t know I love the concerts in Minoritenirche immediately so much that I am waiting for the next time!! I‘l...  more »
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  • The last supper replica is amazing and a must see. We also visited a new year's concert which was magical and probably the best thing we experienced in Wien. Definitely go if you have the chance. Bonus is that it is not crowded with tourists :)
  • In an unassuming church away from the crowds, the mosaic of the last supper is an awe-inspiring piece of work. It is huge yet the mosaic tiles are tiny.
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