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Church of the Jesuits (Universitatskirche)

Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1 | Wien, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #27 of 398 attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Concerts, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Church of the Jesuits is a gem and one of our personal favourite attractions to visit when spending time in Vienna. Found on a small side-street in the back of the Historic City Centre, the church seems quite modest from the outside. However, as you enter the building, you quickly discover a most beautifully designed interior, executed by the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

They went a bit over the top decorating the place - gold and marble. But the thing that got me was the ceiling - walk in and look up at the "dome", then walk to the altar and look at the "dome" again. I'd say that just that is worth popping your head in here for.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Jesuit University Church is tidy and fairly plain on the outside, but inside it is spectacular. The interior is supported by huge marble pillars either decorated in bright orange and white swirls or spotted in black and gray earth tones; on each side of the main aisle, half of the monumental pillars are rounded, and half are twisted six times.... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We went to this church by luck. We went for lunch and walking in town for recreation found the church,went in and were amazing with art statues an paintings all around,how beautiful,we stay in for a awhile could leave for much to see and admire. Worth to look for and visit

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Bangkok, Thailand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Astounding architecture with beautiful pink marble. Grand sight to behold and absolutely tranquil within. A gem at the corner of the old town.

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As, Norway
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

As usual like most of the European Catholic churches, this church is full of statues and golden decoration. Arts in the walls are really beautiful. There is a grave place underground of the church for the priests.

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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Take the time and seek out this amazing church. The interior is amazing. It is a little hard to find but well worth visiting. The facade does not do the interior justice.

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Westhampton Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Near Stephansdom - (five minute walk) but not easily found. go check this out and you will be very impressed with the ornate interior but not the ordinary facade.

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Petersburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Went to mass on Sunday and the orchestra and choir were performing Beethoven's Requiem Mass. The acoustics, the orchestra and the choir were breathtaking. I wasn't very familiar with this mass but it is now one of my favorites. The soloists' voices soared through the air and filled the massive room. A wonderful way to start the day.

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Not far from the cathedral is this lovely, intimate church that is well worth a special trip. It is a truly beautiful place. We went to St. Stephans for Sunday service but our friends attended mass here with organ and choir and they said it was splendid.

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