Photo of the Week: Stephansdom, Vienna

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or Stephansdom, is one of Vienna’s most visited sites. As the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna, St. Stephen’s is the most important religious building in Vienna. | Photo of the Week: Stephansdom, Vienna

The Stephansdom was initially completed in Romanesque style in 1160, but expansions continued until 1511, many which were Gothic in design. The church is well-known for its detailed and symbolic architecture, but its multi-coloured roof of 230,000 glazed tiles has made the church one of Vienna’s most recognizable symbols.

We chose not to go on a tour of the church because it was quite expensive for the all inclusive ticket (€17.90 at the time to see the cathedral, catacombs, north and south towers, and the treasury. Check current prices here). Too bad because I would have liked to go up the spire to get a closer look at the tiled roof!

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