Piarist Church, Vienna

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Piarist Church
Josefstadt (Wien) - Piaristenkirche.JPG
Piarist Church in Vienna
Basic information
LocationVienna, Austria
Geographic coordinates48°12′38″N 16°20′57″E / 48.2105°N 16.3492°E / 48.2105; 16.3492Coordinates: 48°12′38″N 16°20′57″E / 48.2105°N 16.3492°E / 48.2105; 16.3492
AffiliationCatholic Church
Year consecrated1719
LeadershipP. Miroslaw Baranski SP[1]
Architectural description
Architect(s)Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, Mathias Gerl
Architectural typeChurch
Architectural styleBaroque
Direction of façadeNE
Length55 m
Width40 m
Width (nave)15 m

The Piarist Church, also known as the Church of Maria Treu, is a Baroque parish church of the Order of the Piarists (Patres Scholarum Piarum) in Vienna, Austria. It is located in Vienna's 8th district (Josefstadt). The Piaristenkirche was elevated to the rank of Basilica Minor in 1949.


The church has eight chapels and is decorated with frescoes made by Franz Anton Maulbertsch in 1752–53.


Commissioned by the Piarists, Haydn’s Missa in Tempore Belli (Mass in Time of War, sometimes known as the Paukenmesse or Kettledrum Mass) was first performed on 26 December 1796.


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