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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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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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So gloriously decorated in a little square in the midst of narrow streets .... well worth a visit - the outside is very plain but inside the decoration is stunning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So gloriously decorated in a little square in the midst of narrow streets .... well worth a visit - the outside is very plain but inside the decoration is stunning.

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River Edge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This church while looking very simple on the exterior is WOW on the inside. It is decorated in beautiful Baroque style. There is an large instillation in the center aisle which I would have liked to have an explanation or description for. Otherwise the church is quite beautiful !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a relativ small church with beautiful barock inside. The marble decorations are amazing. Go and try to have a concert it is even more inviting at the evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We discovered this church in the old university during a walking tour of Vienna. We would never have seen it if not for the tour. While small compared to some churches, it is completed inside with very ornate finishes, including some amazing "manufactured" marble that is quite remarkable. It is worth a short detour to visit the church.

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Socorro NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Have visited this church several times, just to see the amazing interior. This trip I got to hear a Mozart mass performed there--such a fitting setting with all the "marble," gilt and paintings. Well worth it.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This church takes my breath away. Every detail is worth pondering: the carved and inlaid wood decorations on the pews, the beautifully colored marble columns, the painted ceiling, the ornate pulpit, the magnificent organ. I hope you are lucky enough to visit when the organ fills the church with bone-vibrating music. Like others have experienced, this is also my favorite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We walked in and never expected the beauty that would would be beheld inside. It's so ornate and lovely. You can only understand in viewing. Worth a trip for sure.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a splendid building for anyone who enjoys baroque architecture. It has been sumptuously restored and delights the eye. I remembered this Church from a visit to Vienna in 1968 and it more than lived up to my memories. Don't miss it. It is not altogether easy to find - at the back of St Stephen's Cathedral - but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It is worth working your way through the streets to find this one. Not much on the outside, but inside it is just magnificent, possibly one of the best churches I have visited in Europe. So much intricate detail, and the marble was beautiful. Much more impressive than the Stephensdom interior. Definitely worth finding this gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It is thanks to the reviews here on Tripadvisor that we discovered this beautiful Baroque church. I agree with a previous reviewer who suggested that you put this at the top of your list. Or if you only have time for one make it this one. The interior is light with paintings, polished marble and embellishments of gold.There are several... More 

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Address: Address: Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01/512-13350
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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.