Maria-Theresien-Platz is a large public square in Vienna, Austria, that joins the Ringstraße with the Museumsquartier, a museum of modern arts located in the former Imperial Stables. Facing each other from the sides of the square are two near identical buildings, the Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum) and the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum). The buildings are near identical, except for the statuary on their façades. The Naturhistorisches' façade has statues depicting personifications of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The Kunsthistorisches façade features famous European artists, such as the Dutch Bruegel, among others.
The Naturhistorisches Museum and the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the square adjoining them were built in 1889. At the center of the square is a large statue depicting Empress Maria Theresa, namesake of the square. The Modern Art Museum in the former Imperial Stables shows contemporary works that some may consider controversial. The three museums are popular destinations for tourists.
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Jeremy Chan | Dec 21, 2017
Visited the Christmas markets. So beautiful to be flanked by the two museums. Worth a visit.
Marcelo Tardío | Jan 24, 2018
This is a nice square in Vienna and a good point to begin a tour towards the main attractions. I visited in December and there is an incredible Christmas spirit merge with the beautiful buildings of the surrounding museums. During the night in December, it is possible to enjoy the decoration and the possibility to see the moon over Maria Teresa statue at the center of the square.
B Inthavong | Feb 8, 2018
Great area to branch off to see the different districts of Vienna. Lots of architecture and beautiful gardens. Not very busy. Lovely to just sit and have a picnic or a nice coffee.
Ray Creamer | Mar 1, 2018
It is a pretty place, museums are around here. Not overwhelming though.
Jess Fleming | Mar 4, 2018
Highly recommended. An inspiring place, totally beautiful...
Alexandru Zaharia | Apr 6, 2018
Amazing place. Sadly we visited in the winter, i bet it is even more impressive when the garden is lush and green. Highly recommend visiting this if you are in Veinna.
giuseppe fedele | Apr 26, 2018
Beautiful square in the city center! The big statue in the middle represent Marie Therese empress, the first woman emperor in human history since 1740bc. The square itself is beauty with a lot of green. On two sides, one in front of each other, there are the twin palaces (are identical if you pay attention) and today are museums (one is natural science museum, the other one not permanent expressions of art). On the rest of the other two sides one border with the famous Ringstraße and the other one with Dom Quartier, a whole district dedicated to museums and art. So you can't miss it if you'll visit "the best city to live in the world"!!
MANISH JAJOO | Apr 29, 2018
Beautiful but can be enhanced if proper light effects are given on all statues at night time
Vladimir Prsic | May 6, 2018
Beautiful statute of Maria Theresie... Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina (1717 – 29 November 1780) was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg. With her husband, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, had eleven daughters, including the Queen of France, the Queen of Naples and Sicily, the Duchess of Parma, and five sons, including two Holy Roman Emperors, Joseph II and Leopold II. Of the sixteen children, ten survived to adulthood. Though she was expected to cede power to Francis and Joseph, both of whom were officially her co-rulers in Austria and Bohemia, Maria Theresa was the absolute sovereign who ruled with the counsel of her advisers.
Visioner | Jun 11, 2018
Great park for hanging out with friends. It's right between the art and nature museums. There are some cigarette buds on the ground here and there, but other than that it's rather clean. There is also security personnel that goes around. For some reason they prohibit playing ball games and such. The garden is shaped in a lovely way.
Chathurika Ratnasekera | May 19, 2018
It was a beautiful. The attractions around it are interesting too. Might not be a place I would plan to visit twice but it's a place to at least view and experience at least once.
Robert Brookes | Jun 9, 2018
Vienna is just Beautiful. Love Vienna. Every landmark is beautiful. Including Maria-Theresien Platz. Will definitely visit Vienna again.
Dobrivoje Josimovic | May 17, 2018
History and Urban on the same place. And with all together, Vienna is neat and clean metropolis. My call to live there. 5 stars for sure!
Nami Tahmasebi | Jun 8, 2018
Breath taking architectural monument s and palaces. Totally out of this world!
Nupur Dasgupta | Jun 21, 2018
While in Vienna went back to the place a number of times. It is the museum quarter with an expanse of gardens and terrace. Busy on holidays and weekends. An early April visit brought us to this grand sight graced by the beautiful sculpture of Maria Theresa on throne. The Museums are awesome with their huge collections, especially the Museum of Art. Having a bite while relaxing in the garden behind the statue was one my most memorable moments while in this great, bustling heritage city.
Leandro Flórez Aristizábal | Jul 13, 2018
Beautiful place, not much to do but you can spend a nice relaxing time there. This place is close to several places you should also visit while In Vienna. The 2 buildings are twins, it's a really beautiful place to visit and take a panoramic picture with both constructions.
sourabh girdhar | Jul 4, 2018
A beautiful large square surrounded by magnificent buildings. As all of Vienna :) a beautiful monument and great views all around.
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