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Karlskirche (St. Charles's Church) in Vienna, Austria

The Karlskirche cathedral is a unique architectural curiosity, a mix of ancient Greek and Roman elements with Byzantine, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. Commissioned by the Habsburg Imperial Court to fulfill a religious vow, its symbolic details also sought to bolster Vienna's historic claim as the temporal center of Christendom. In the early 18th century, Central Europe was hit by the last great outbreak of the Black Plague.
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