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Church of the Jesuits (Universitatskirche)

Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1 | Wien, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
01/512-13350
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Ranked #18 of 417 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Concerts, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Vienna, Austria
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126 reviews 126 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited the church during Sunday service, and were spell bound, the church choir was singing accompanied by the orchestra. There was not a free seat in the building, people were standing in the ailes and entrance hall to listen. We were standing behind the pues, so were able to not only experience the beautiful music, but also the stunning... More

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Munich, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Just a few minutes from St. Stephensdom and well worth the time to visit. The facade is rather plain, and that just adds to the Wowwww when you step inside.

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West Yorkshire
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261 reviews 261 reviews
179 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Think most reviewers have visited a few churches on their travels but this one is really different. What a lovely surprise when we went in, beautiful columns and artwork and it wasnt that busy so we could look around at leisure, it made us feel all was well with the world, tranquil and peaceful.

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San Francisco
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The exterior of this venerable church doesn't stand out that much from the others, but walk inside and it is astonishing. Not just the usual over-ornamented Baroque style, but I have never seen the likes of the spiraling columns carved from solid pieces of pink granite and green granite. No kidding! There is plenty of lofty space, fine art work... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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316 reviews 316 reviews
77 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Many beautiful churches in Vienna and if you decided to take several days to do a church tour you wouldn't want to miss this one.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
54 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Located in the center of the city not far from the Stephensdom (St. Stevens), this Church is easy to find and well worth the time to visit. It is a beautiful Baroque double tower Church completed in 1627. It is also known as the University Church and is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The interior is spectacular with beautiful... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stumbled across this church and were amazed at its beauty. Gorgeous gilt everyplace, inlaid wood on the carved pews, paintings...much smaller than St Stephens but in its own way more awe inspiring. Less touristy with a serene atmosphere.

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