Dominican Church, Vienna

Dominican church. Although there has been a church at this location since 1247, because of fires and heavy damage sustained in the first siege of Vienna the church you see today was built in 1631 and this Italian baroque was introduced to Vienna. The interior is quite ornate. Since it is a Dominican church, the theme of the Rosary is very prominent. Notice the high altar depicting Pope Pius V proclaiming the Feast of the Holy Rosary.

The theme of the Rosary is incorporated into the pulpit. There is a blue globe surronded by a Rosary.

      

In the apse are two paintings depicting historical battles whose victories were ascribed to the power of the Rosary: Lepanto (1571) and Muret (1313).

 

The frescoes on the barrel vault from 1675 are stunning. They depict 46 scenes from the life of Our Lady.

Dominikanerkirche facade.