Piarist Church

Vienna, Austria

The Piarist Church, also known as the Church of Maria Treu, is a Baroque parish church of the Order of the Piarists in Vienna. The church has eight chapels and is decorated with frescoes made by Franz Anton Maulbertsch in 1752–53. Commissioned by the Piarists, Haydn’s Missa in Tempore Belli (Mass in Time of War, sometimes known as Kettledrum Mass) was first performed here on 26 December 1796. The Piaristenkirche was elevated to the rank of Basilica Minor in 1949.



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Founded: 1698-1719
Category: Religious sites in Austria

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Tetiana Kidruk (5 months ago)
One of this squares to visit in Vienna. Good place. There is a nice cafe in the middle of it and they sometimes host live music concerts. Nice place to go to in the evening.
Ario Angelo (2 years ago)
Nice church... Couldn't go in completely during my last visit. Don't know when the real opening times are
S. (4 years ago)
Beautiful church! It is unusual architectural masterpiece. Easy to miss it as it is hidden in silent place next to simple street. Fasade is as nice as interior with colourful fresco and multiple rococo altars. Reminds more central-planned ball hall in palace then typical church. It is mostly open but inside there's a gate so if you want to move around or sit in the bench you need to find out when there's a mass. For sure it is worth a visit! Ps. be careful with beggars, I encounter very weird women who came inside the church 2 minutes after me and immediately started to be oppressive.
A Hq (4 years ago)
Lovely square with a beautiful church, and outdoor cafeteria with sun umbrellas, perfect setting for coffee brunch.
Jimmy Goncalves (4 years ago)
For pray and quite moment
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