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Church of the Jesuits (Universitatskirche)

Address: Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01/512-13350
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Ranked #14 of 233 Activities in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Valby, Denmark
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This church was one of my favourites when i was in Vienna. Beautiful and very silent. There is an art installation called "To be in limbo" which gives the church a lot of contrast and makes the room even more impressive. On top of this the Dome in the church is an optic illusion which is very funny to observe.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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165 reviews 165 reviews
82 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It's almost overwhelming on the inside. The art work and feel of the church is so different from the styles nearby. I'm not a religious person buy I actually moaned out a 'Oh my God.' at two of the churches in Vienna when I entered them and this was one of them. The colors, paintings and breadth of the main... More 

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Birzebbuga, Malta
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We arrived easily using the U3 till Stubentor. We went in the morning and it was quite. I was impressed by the solomonic columns and by a huge object hanging in the middle of the church. The painted 'fake' dome and the various altars made our visit an interesting one.

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Byron
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Attended the Mozart Orphan Mass on Monday, December 7, 2014. Although everyone had to wear warm clothing, the church and the choir and the organist and the orchestra were wonderful as is the interior of the church simply overwhelming with adornment and beauty. Be sure to look for the little devil among the angels. But what is that thing hanging... More 

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Sliema
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It looked nothing special from the outside so I was even disappointed we spent such a long time trying to find it. But it's absolutely beautiful inside - worth seeing!

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Evanston, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We sought out this gem of a church and then went back to hear part of the Sunday mass. It is wonderfully preserved -- pink marble, artwork is beautiful. It was nearly full during the mass. It seems like it is an interesting congregation as it has a huge "rock" hanging in the middle of the church. There is a... More 

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Thrissur, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It is located in an unlikely place and you may have some difficulty in locating the place - it is surely worth a visit (even if you are not a church goer!)

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A highlight of our trip--Mass at the Jesuit church in Vienna--a Hayden Mass in concert. Beautiful. A real religious experience.

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Bucharest, Romania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It is a quite different church than the others. It is nicely paint and it is peaceful and calm, an ideal place to rest a little bit, being thankful that you are visiting it. It has something noble maybe because the kings are resting there in peace for ever. Even if it is in the city center, it is also... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I'm not a church person and not much of an architecture person but this church is breathtaking. The beauty of the interior is stunning and the detail and the amount of carvings and paintings by far outshines St Stephens. It's also not as crowded so you can actually sit or stand in awe and take in the detail without being... More 

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