Church of the Jesuits

Church of the Jesuits, Vienna

Church of the Jesuits
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Stubentor • 3 min walk
  • Schwedenplatz • 4 min walk
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3,918 within 3 miles
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840 within 6 miles
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Garfieldluvr
Denver, CO723 contributions
Vienna is full of beautiful churches, make an effort to stop into some of them while you are out and about. The Church of the Jesuits was a beautiful church full of intricate details, truly breathtaking to see. If you are in the area, stop in!
Written July 28, 2022
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL16,226 contributions
I remember this church because every inch of it was detailed in some way and it was at the edge of the inner city so not as crowded. We were introduced to the Jesuits in Switzerland in Lucern as the branch that was to educate you and bring you back to the Catholic Church. The exterior of this church looked just like that of the one in Lucern, but the interior could not have been a bigger contrast with any plain protestant church. Every inch of this interior was exquisite in its detail. If they could not engineer a dome, they would paint it in to look that way. I will also say we visited while they practiced on the organ and it was an impressive sound. If your taste in church was rich wood with inlay, polish marble and gold leaf, this congregation was made to bring you back.
Written April 10, 2020
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Monika T
Warsaw, Poland543 contributions
One of most beautiful and breath taking churches in Vienna (similar sentence I wrote about few churches in Vienna - but it can't be described otherwise). The fresco of the celling is magnificent, also the alter and church organ. Definitely must see.
Written January 6, 2020
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LieveL
Turnhout, Belgium6 contributions
Friends
It was right around the corner of our hotel so we checked it out on our last day right before leaving. Pleasantly surprised by this church! Really nice interior and very quiet. Not a lot of people seem to know that the church is there.
Written March 20, 2022
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Richjjohn
Munich, Germany241 contributions
Couples
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.
Written October 10, 2014
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ascylto
Manchester1 contribution
A wonderful baroque church. View especially the pulpit and the magnificent ceiling which, if you view it on a fine day, appears to have a view out to the sky (with angels of course!).

Also, opposite, is a restaurant called INIGO's run by the Jesuits as a social apostolate. It has a pleasant ambience and good, well-priced food. Eat well and do good at the same time!
Written December 2, 2007
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Couples
The Jesuit Church was built between 1623. In 1703, Brother Andrea Pozzo was asked by the Emperor Leopold I to redecorate the church. He did this in the Baroque style and the church is probably the most beautiful in the city. There was a university attached to the church until about the mid-19th century. There is a very large single nave and the church resembles the Church of the Gesu in Rome. The columns have different colors of marble, mainly pink and green. The pulpit is profusely decorated. The dome was painted by Andrea Pozzo. He also painted the oil painting behind the altar, which is the Assumption of Mary. The church has Solomonic columns also. The back of the church has an organ. The Guardian Angels Chapel shows the Archangels Gabriel and Michael. This church is probably the most beautiful church in Vienna.
Written May 12, 2012
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Rabih SOUAID
Beirut, Lebanon2,212 contributions
Solo
Free entrance.
Visit Duration: 30 minutes.

The Jesuit Church – also known as
University Church – is a marvellous baroque expression of Christian faith.

The very modeste exterior will leave you in awe once you enter the church. The interior is remarkably opulent with marble pillars, gilding and stunning spiritual ceiling frescoes. The remarkable trompe l'oeil dome, painted on a flat part of the ceiling, is a real masterpiece.

The Church was dedicated to Saints Ignatius Loyola and Francis Xavier.
In 1703 the Emperor Leopold I commissioned to redecorate the church resulting in the rich appearance it shows today. After the completion of the work, the church was re-dedicated to assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.
Written January 27, 2019
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Hong Kong, China4,052 contributions
Solo
Even compared to all of the other Viennese churches I have visited over the last few days, this one is probably the most ornate, over-the-too in terms of its decoration. And it looks incredible. Just as an example, the swirling marble columns in two of my pics are unlike anything I’ve seen in a place of worship before and reminded me more of modern art than anything else. The frescoes are also utterly stunning. Taken as a while, this may well be Vienna’s most impressive church. And there was no one else there earlier today when I arrived.
Written August 7, 2019
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Vance H
Petersburg, IN431 contributions
Friends
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.
Written January 21, 2014
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