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Church of the Jesuits (Universitatskirche)

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Old University Quarter
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Address: Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01/512-13350
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Marvelous temple

In Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz, not far from Mozart’s house, stands the Jesuit church (Jesuitenkirche) also known as the University church. The façade is very attractive with its white... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz, not far from Mozart’s house, stands the Jesuit church (Jesuitenkirche) also known as the University church. The façade is very attractive with its white and pink colors. It’s of baroque style and the twin towers is perhaps the most outstanding element of the said façade. The whole of it is at any rate very fine, including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The high mass at 10:30 am offers classical music by the local greats (past composers present performers).

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pop in, it's free. This may not be as impressive as St Peter's church for its baroque art but it is still worth checking out and taking in the paintings and unique corkscrewing marble columns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's quite worth a visit if you are interested in baroque architecture and frescoes as well as gilded stucco and beautiful alters.

Thank Mi A
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a catherdaral well worth visiting...it's near the university ....the exterior is nice but the interior is exceptional...beautifully painted frescos...beautifully adorned and very inspiring...this is a must visit

Thank Mathew M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Jesuit church is also known as the University church due to its location near the old University of Vienna. It was built in the 17th century and redecorated by Andrea Pozzo in early 18th century. Its modest exterior is completely opposite to its amazing interior with marble pillars and ceiling frescoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We went inside this church just before it closed for the night and it is the most beautiful church i have ever been in, amazing painting and architecture

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Beside Stephan's Dome we visited also this church and were lucky enough to get first hand information and had a chat with one of the priest there. Amazing interior like few other churches we visited on our trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This was probably our favourite church in Vienna. Off the beaten track and took some finding but so worth it! Behind a plainish façade is the most amazing baroque interior. Stunning! Organ was playing during our visit which added to the atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Before starting our vacation in Austria, I placed Dominican Church at the top of my list based on the on- line photos of the church's interior. Unfortunately on two separate days, could not gain entry as the doors were locked and no one answered the telephone. Was so very disappointed!!! You may want to double check availability.

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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.