La St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) On Vienna It is one of the favorite destinations for travelers. The Cathedral It has been the center and heart of the city for centuries. For several centuries it was the tallest building in Europe, measuring almost 137 meters.
It was built in 1147, but Duke Rudolph IV of the Habsburgs ordered a complete reconstruction of the church in the Gothic style. Construction began in 1359 and would not be completed until 1579, when the north tower in Renaissance style was completed.
La cathedral it has two notable characteristics. The first is its gigantic 111-meter multi-colored roof and 230 thousand tiles. When the frame was destroyed in World War II, they decided to rebuild it with steel because using wood (the original material) would have required a whole square kilometer of forest. The other feature is its slim south tower of 136,7 meters, a rare case for medieval times. It has an observatory that can be reached by climbing 343 steps in a tight spiral.
The interior has many treasures such as the tomb of Prince Eugene of Savoy, the Wiener Neustad Altar, the pulpit of Anton Pilgram, the tomb of Emperor Frederick III and other members of the Habsburg family - including 56 urns with the intestines of members of this family. dynasty - and the winged Gothic altar.
We recommend you buy the combined ticket that allows you to enter not only the Cathedral but to the catacombs and towers, as well as including an audio guide. The price of this ticket is 14,50 euros for adults (it also includes a child), 12 euros for seniors and 12 euros for students. The cathedral open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 11:30 and 13:00 to 16:30. On Sundays and holidays it opens from 13:00 p.m. to 16:30 p.m.
The best way to get there is by taking lines U1 and U3 from the center of Vienna (U-Bahn)
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