Vienna 2016 - St Stephen's Cathedral

At the heart of Vienna city is the famous St Stephen's Cathedral which dominates the skyline. The first church on the Site was probably built in the 4th Century - but the oldest part of the church which stands today probably go back to the 13th Century. Like most old cathedrals - the building features a mixture of styles - from Romanesque to Gothic to Baroque.

The most striking feature of the church is the roof - covered by over 200,000 colourful glazed tiles - forming a beautiful mosaic pattern.

The interior of the cathedral is just as impressive. The tall vaulted ceiling reaches a height of around 27 metres.

The beautiful installations hanging on the ceiling are by artist Eva Petric. Entitled "Love-Belief-Hope: Eden Transplanted", they are made of lace and represents the idea of connections and interconnectedness as components of humanity.


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