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Church of the Jesuits (Universitatskirche)

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Address: Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01/512-13350
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A stunning church

We walked in and never expected the beauty that would would be beheld inside. It's so ornate and lovely. You can only understand in viewing. Worth a trip for sure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We walked in and never expected the beauty that would would be beheld inside. It's so ornate and lovely. You can only understand in viewing. Worth a trip for sure.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a splendid building for anyone who enjoys baroque architecture. It has been sumptuously restored and delights the eye. I remembered this Church from a visit to Vienna in 1968 and it more than lived up to my memories. Don't miss it. It is not altogether easy to find - at the back of St Stephen's Cathedral - but... More 

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Fairfield, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It is worth working your way through the streets to find this one. Not much on the outside, but inside it is just magnificent, possibly one of the best churches I have visited in Europe. So much intricate detail, and the marble was beautiful. Much more impressive than the Stephensdom interior. Definitely worth finding this gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It is thanks to the reviews here on Tripadvisor that we discovered this beautiful Baroque church. I agree with a previous reviewer who suggested that you put this at the top of your list. Or if you only have time for one make it this one. The interior is light with paintings, polished marble and embellishments of gold.There are several... More 

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Winston, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

You will want to pray here 😊. History unfolds when you walk in the door. You can light a candle and they do allow picture taking which is rare in the cathedrals we've been in so far

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited Vienna in March, 2015 and stumbled across this absolutely stunning church. From the outside it is nice but it does not prepare one for the truly jaw-dropping beauty of the inside. The church is definitely a Baroque type but what makes it so beautiful is the ceiling fresco and also the beautiful pink marble pillars. Make this a... More 

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Folsom, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Vienna is home to literally dozens of beautiful churches. So many that you sadly begin to lose appreciate for their beauty if you try and do too many. Put the one at the top of the list and then do St. Stephans sometime as you're walking by. Universitatskirche was an accidental find for us and what a great find it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

There was an art installation hanging from the roof when we visited - a huge wasp nest-like shaped figure of earth just hanging in the middle of the church. I'm not really sure I understood its meaning but it was impressive, as is the church's interior.

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One of the many churches that allow touring in Vienna. It is worth the stop to admire the polished stonework used throughout the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have visited many Churches throughout Europe, and this one ranks right up at the top of them all. Just beautiful

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Staying in Old University Quarter

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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.