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Church of the Jesuits (Universitatskirche)

Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
01/512-13350
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Ranked #10 of 310 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Concerts, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Concerts, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Loved the tour of the palace. The history is unbelievable, such a step back in time. I would highly recommend this tour, but a little tip, take earphones with you as the voice tour contraption you have to hold like a telephone and it makes your arms ache after a while! You can plug your earphones into it! The shop... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A fascinating piece of authentic Viennese baroque architecture. Worth to look at in detail. Very well maintained church interior and facade. The government-owned courtyard unfortunately less well kept.

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Tatamy, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is an extremely beautiful little church on a square (platz) that actually bears the same family name as mine - Dr. Ignaz Seipel Platz. Every time II visit Vienna I always stop into this fantastic little church. Plus, in the hot and humid summer this place is always very nice and cool, making it a perfect locaton to recharge... More 

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Trumbull, ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visited this right after visiting St Stephens. No comparison. I was the only person in the church other than the organist. It was breathtaking. The ceiling paintings creating an impression of.a dome was something not to be missed.

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Lyme, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It doesn't even matter if you're a devil worshipper. Go to mass here on a Sunday and experience a Mozart of Haydn mass performed by full orchestra and stunning singers in one of the great Baroque church interiors. And, if you understand German, you'll hear a marvelous sermon as well.

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Essex UK
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was lucky enough to be in Vienna on the third Sunday in October to be thrilled by the Mozart Solemn Sung Mass, plus Zadok the Priest and the Coronation anthems. Glorious! I arrived at 10 for 1030 . . . Not too early, at all. By 1015 most of the seats were occupied and by 1030 people were standing... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had one day where we went and visited lots of churches in Vienna and this one absolutely took our breath away. Definitely worth a visit.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Trenendous church. Very beautiful inside. Great impression! Especially the marble columns. Visited it once, when they played the music. Misterious acoustic! One of the best churches in Vienna.

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were meandering through the old part of town and heard an organ. The sound drew us through the doors of the Jesuit church; we found a seat on an inlaid pew, sat down and marveled at the beautiful decoration and thrilled at the sound of the pipe organ. We don't know if someone was practicing or just tuning the... More 

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Vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What appears at first glance to be marble is actually painted wood! The only marble in the entire church is the floor, railings and steps. All of the columns and walls are masterfully-done faux technique. Not even up close can you tell that it's wood. The whole church is one breathtaking work of art. If you're lucky to hit the... More 

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