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St. Michael's Church is the parish church of the Roman Catholic Church in Vienna. It is located in the historic center of the city.
The construction of the church was begun in 1221. It was originally built in a strict Romanesque style. In the XIV century, the church was expanded and rebuilt in the Gothic style. From the 13th to the 18th century, the temple was one of the parish churches in Vienna, along with the Scottish Monastery and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Also, for a certain time, the Church of St. Michael had the status of an imperial palace parish. According to historians, it was here that Mozart first performed"Requiem".
In 1724-1725, the temple acquired a baroque look. And in 1792, the western facade was decorated in the same style in which we see it today (classic architectural style). But the remnants of the Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque style can still be seen in the interiors of the church.
Of particular interest is the crypt of the church. In 1508, the cemetery of St. Michael was closed, noble and respected people began to be buried in the underground of the church. In 1784, about 4 thousand people were buried here. The bodies of the deceased were mummified in a natural way, thanks to a special temperature regime. Today there are guided tours of the crypt of the church.
The Church of St. Michael is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a historic building located in the historic center of Vienna.
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