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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 #9 of 177 Activities in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Concerts, Performances
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Tatamy, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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156 reviews 156 reviews
74 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 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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84 helpful votes 84 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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