Franciscan Church, Vienna

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Franciscan Church
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Franciscan Church in Vienna
Basic information
Location Vienna, Austria
Geographic coordinates 48°12′22″N 16°22′28″E / 48.2061°N 16.3744°E / 48.2061; 16.3744Coordinates: 48°12′22″N 16°22′28″E / 48.2061°N 16.3744°E / 48.2061; 16.3744
Affiliation Catholic Church
Year consecrated 1611
Leadership P. Gottfried Wegleitner OFM [1]
Architectural description
Architect(s) F. Bonaventura Daum
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque
Groundbreaking 1603
Completed 1611
Direction of façade NW
Length 65 m
Width 20 m
Width (nave) 12 m

The Franciscan Church (German: Franziskanerkirche), also known as the Church of St. Jerome, is a Roman Catholic parish church dedicated to Saint Jerome and located in the historic city center of Vienna, Vienna's 1st district (Innere Stadt). It is the church of the Franciscan Order in Vienna.


Erected in 1603 the outside facade of Franciscan Church is Renaissance in style. However, its interior is Baroque. The high altar depicting the Virgin Mary was designed by Andrea Pozzo in 1707. The church holds the oldest organ in Vienna. The carved Baroque organ was designed by Johann Wockerl in 1642.



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