Dominican Church of St. Maria Rotunda
"The first church on this site was built in 1237
by the newly arrived Dominicans on a piece of land
allotted in 1225-1226 by the duke Leopold VI."
"The church was enlarged between 1240–1270
and a new choir was added in 1273.
A series of fires caused the construction
of a new Gothic church between 1283 and 1302."
"This church was heavily damaged during the first siege
of Vienna by the Turkish army in 1529."
"In 1631 the Dominicans started to build a new oblong church
with a dome, following the plan of Jacopo Tencala …
"The master builders were Jacopo Spacio,
Cipriano Biasino and Antonio Canevale.
They introduced to Vienna the Baroque style of Italy."
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