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Church of the Jesuits (Universitatskirche)

Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1 | Wien, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
01/512-13350
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Ranked #24 of 408 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Concerts, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This place is unassuming from the outside, but once you get inside you're assaulted by an amazing riot of colourful marble and gold with beautiful paintings.

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This has been my favourite church so far in Vienna. I loved the pink interior - I've not seen anything quite like it before. Take the walk in the DK Eyewitness Vienna book if you have it. Takes you past a few of the nice churches around Stephansdom. All these are free entry and are so beautiful.

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Hong Kong, China
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7,384 helpful votes 7,384 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Church of the Jesuits is a gem and one of our personal favourite attractions to visit when spending time in Vienna. Found on a small side-street in the back of the Historic City Centre, the church seems quite modest from the outside. However, as you enter the building, you quickly discover a most beautifully designed interior, executed by the... More

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Ontario
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36 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

They went a bit over the top decorating the place - gold and marble. But the thing that got me was the ceiling - walk in and look up at the "dome", then walk to the altar and look at the "dome" again. I'd say that just that is worth popping your head in here for.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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50 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Jesuit University Church is tidy and fairly plain on the outside, but inside it is spectacular. The interior is supported by huge marble pillars either decorated in bright orange and white swirls or spotted in black and gray earth tones; on each side of the main aisle, half of the monumental pillars are rounded, and half are twisted six times.... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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185 reviews 185 reviews
73 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We went to this church by luck. We went for lunch and walking in town for recreation found the church,went in and were amazing with art statues an paintings all around,how beautiful,we stay in for a awhile could leave for much to see and admire. Worth to look for and visit

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Bangkok, Thailand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Astounding architecture with beautiful pink marble. Grand sight to behold and absolutely tranquil within. A gem at the corner of the old town.

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As, Norway
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

As usual like most of the European Catholic churches, this church is full of statues and golden decoration. Arts in the walls are really beautiful. There is a grave place underground of the church for the priests.

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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Take the time and seek out this amazing church. The interior is amazing. It is a little hard to find but well worth visiting. The facade does not do the interior justice.

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Westhampton Beach, New York
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Near Stephansdom - (five minute walk) but not easily found. go check this out and you will be very impressed with the ornate interior but not the ordinary facade.

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