The Notre Dame Cathedral is located in Tulazhen Square. The church is built of white marble and stands in front of the Tulazhen meritorious column. It is only a few steps away from the similar dome of St. Maria Loreto Cathedral. In 1683, during the battle of Vienna, the Austrian-Polish army under the command of John III and Sobiski defeated the Turks. In celebration of the victory, Pope Inocent XI began the Virgin Mary's Day and soon afterwards established the Holy Church of Saint Maria's name. The Notre Dame Cathedral was built in 1741, and Maria's idols were placed in the new church.
Erected in 113 to immortalize the very successful Emperor Trajan. The carvings, all 600 feet long wind up the 125 foot hollow column, tell the story of the conquest and capture of the gold rich Romanian based Dacian people. On top is a statue of St Peter ( added in 1588 after the gold covered one of Trajan was lost). Hard to get up to closely with traffic bustling around it. Originally the column stood between two tall libraries (one Greek, one Latin) so you could see the engravings from their upper stories. Now, go to the Museum of Roman history, or to London's Victoria and Albert Museum to study the plaster replicas up close.
Trajan's Column is not just a monument towering over the streets around the Piazza Venezia, it's also a historic source. Trajan's exploits--his victories in the Dacian Wars and his conquests in Mesopotamia--are told in the reliefs along the column. Much of what is known about the Emperor Trajan comes from this work of art and architecture. Trajan's Column also represents the Roman Empire at its greatest extent geographically and at the apex of its power.
This incredible column is inscribed with a spiralling bas-relief which recounts the story of the Emperor Trajan's Dacian wars. Funnily, a statue of St. Peter was plunked atop it in the 16th Century. What I really enjoy about this column is its absolute giant grandeur, as well as the knowledge that you could actually climb up all the way inside it, were you to find the right person to let you in.
The Notre Dame Hall was built in the square of the Trajan Forum in the late Baroque period to celebrate the victory of the war and the liberation of Vienna. The railings are carved with statues of evangelical missionaries and prophets, with domes on the top and eight space windows on the tracks, decorated with coloured marble interior decoration.
very close to the apartment, it is impressive