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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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Jewel

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Brisbane
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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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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The installation suspended above the nave in the shape of an enormous grey 'rock' is not to be ignored. It will make you think... The church itself will make you gasp - so much decoration - nothing is spared and the painted trompe l'oiel dome is wonderful. Good to see that apart from coming in and gawping, many come to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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