24 August 2011

Karlskirche - St. Charles Church, Vienna

In 1713, one year after the last great plague epidemic, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, pledged to build a church for his namesake patron saint, Charles Borromeo, who was revered as a healer for plague sufferers.

Two columns in front of the Karlskirche are scored to resemble Trajan's Column in Rome
Construction began in 1716 and it was completed in 1737.P1300683

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