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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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Swirled marble church

My husband and I have visited many churches in Italy, Amsterdam, Belgium and England. I can't remember a church with swirled marble like this. It was breathtaking. A must see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have visited many churches in Italy, Amsterdam, Belgium and England. I can't remember a church with swirled marble like this. It was breathtaking. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The exterior does not prepare you for the interior which is extraordinarily rich, almost to the point of excess. A must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The University Church of the Jesuit is a little hard to find even though it is very walkable from most central downtown plazas. But a visit is well worth it if you like almost over the top baroque ornamentatuon. The place will take your breath away; it us so beautiful. Free to visit as are all Catholic churches, you will... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I found this to be one of the truly stunning churches in Vienna. My wife stumbled up this little gem while out for a walk one afternoon. Inside of the church columns, architecture and alter are truly a sight to behold. Yet the church is not garish or pretenses. The underground crypts are small, plan and simple. However, if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

For the ones that loves churches and this kind of art I recommend ...its in the middle of the city as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very deceiving from the outside. It is without question a gem for its architecture, ornamentation and prayerfulness. Open the doors - and it's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This church is located in the true old part of Vienna( East of St. Stephan's) After an amble through narrow cobblestone streets it will be a surprising sight to come upon this church. The light interior with the beautiful frescoes will invite you to linger for a meditative pause.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is truly a work of art. The time and efforts put in to draft and build this is amazing! Other than the fact its a place of worship, I'm fascinated by the workmanship and the beauty of the architecture. First of all when you enter, you enter with a great deal of respect to the house of worship despite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We kind of stumbled here while looking for another church building. It's definitely understated on the outside, but absolutely beautiful on the inside with some incredible artwork and architecture to check out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The motto of the Jesuits is "Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam" which means, "All Things for the Greater Glory of God". You can see here how they realized that motto in bricks, stone, and art in an absolutely marvelous sacred space. This church used to be the chapel of the Jesuit University that once sat on this site. That university was... More 

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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.