Piarist Church, Vienna

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Piarist Church
Josefstadt (Wien) - Piaristenkirche.JPG
Piarist Church in Vienna
Basic information
Location Vienna, Austria
Geographic coordinates 48°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
Affiliation Catholic Church
Country Austria
Year consecrated 1719
Leadership P. Miroslaw Baranski SP[1]
Website www.mariatreu.at
Architectural description
Architect(s) Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, Mathias Gerl
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque
Groundbreaking 1698
Completed 1753
Direction of façade NE
Length 55 m
Width 40 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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