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Karlskirche

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Identification

Karlskirche
Church of Saint Charles Boromaeus
111381

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Facts

  • The Karlskirche is considered one of the great examples of Baroque sacred architecture as well as the masterwork of architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach.
  • Fischer solved the problem with a "Gesamtkunstwerk" combining Greek (entrance portico), Roman (twin monumental columns based on Colonna Traiana), and European Baroque elements. This successful "unity in diversity" was completed and further developed by Fischer's son Joseph Emanuel after his death in 1722.
  • Commissioned by Kaiser Charles VI as fulfillment of a vow made during the plague of 1713, the design had to respond to a complex iconographic and symbolic program.

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Location

Karlsplatz 1
Karlsplatz
1040
Vienna
State Vienna
Austria

Technical Data

236.22 ft
236.22 ft
1716
1739
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