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Church of the Jesuits (Universitatskirche)

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Address: Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01/512-13350
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There was an art installation hanging from the roof when we visited - a huge wasp nest-like shaped figure of earth just hanging in the middle of the church. I'm not really sure I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

There was an art installation hanging from the roof when we visited - a huge wasp nest-like shaped figure of earth just hanging in the middle of the church. I'm not really sure I understood its meaning but it was impressive, as is the church's interior.

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One of the many churches that allow touring in Vienna. It is worth the stop to admire the polished stonework used throughout the church.

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Lawrenceburg, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have visited many Churches throughout Europe, and this one ranks right up at the top of them all. Just beautiful

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

High Baroque architecture at its most magnificent Go for a Sunday Mass to hear glorious music in this beautiful setting

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We walked in as the organist must have been practicing for Sunday service - just sit and marvel at this beautiful Church and rich in history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Tucked away in a side street, when we visited there was only one other couple there, you can easily miss this. Not on the scale of St Stephens but a stunningly breathtaking church on the inside. The amount of marble and gilt is incredible, the craftsmanship is jaw-dropping. A real must-see, one of the best churches we've ever visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

When you walk outside you will never realize what you will find inside. The inner decoration is pride, decadent, eccentric... This church is probably in my top 10 of most beautiful churches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had just visited a Dominican Church and was thinking it looked like a fortress. Heavy, thick and dark. Then around the corner my map indicated another church, so I opened the door and there was this marvelous spectical! Immediately I thought - "I bet this is Jesuit! And I was right. In Rome the Church of Saint Ignatius has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Though many flock to the Basilica in Vienna which is of course beautiful, this church made more of an impression in my eyes. Firstly it lacks the tourist hub and maintains the authentic sacred ambience that any place of worship has.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is not the easiest place to find but certainly worth the effort. The facade doesn't give any indication of the ornate interior and the "hanging rock" inside. The marble columns and painting a something else. The large "hanging rock" in the middle will leave you wondering. Its not the size of others in Vienna but a very special place.... More 

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Staying in Old University Quarter

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Old University Quarter
North of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna suddenly turns small, winding and medieval, opening up to legendary places such as the Basilisk sculpture at Schönlaterngasse, as well as glamorous baroque façades, courtyards and churches. Take 45 minutes for a casual stroll through Bäckerstrasse, Sonnenfelsgasse, Köllnerhofgasse, Grashofgasse, and Schönlaterngasse. This quarter is packed with stories and legends that will enrich your Vienna experience.