One of the most significant Renaissance churches north of the Alps, St. Michael's was originally built for the Jesuits. ... More
St. Michael's Church
One of the most significant Renaissance churches north of the Alps, St. Michael's was originally built for the Jesuits. The inside is lavishly decorated and home to the second largest free-standing vaults in the world. There is an interesting answer as to why the church does not have a tower: when the first tower was destroyed while being built, Duke William V took it as a bad omen and built a much larger church, but without a tower. In the so-called "royal vault," visitors will come across the resting place of 40 members of the Wittelsbacher royal family.
This church was built between 1731 and 1734 by order of empress Anna Ioannovna on the spot where the wooden
Archangel Michael Church had been founded in 1712. The church's main altar is consecrated in honor of Simon and ...
St. Alphonsus Liguori "Rock" Church has been an area landmark since its dedication in 1872 and is now home to
more than 1,300 church families. Although it has undergone several additions since the 1800s, its mission has not changed. ...
This church with its two chapels was built between 1761 and 1769, the project allegedly being led by architect Pietro
Antonio Trezini. The church itself is a spacious five domed Baroque affair, shaping up as a square with the ...