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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
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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We spent 30 minutes staring around in awe of the interior of this building. From the outside it is a bit unassuming but once inside it takes your breath away. The gold and marble... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Matt D
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 30 minutes staring around in awe of the interior of this building. From the outside it is a bit unassuming but once inside it takes your breath away. The gold and marble combination is really lovely. The marble columns looked like they belonged in Gaudi's Sagrada Famila in Barcelona. The church was so quiet that you could barely... More 

Thank Matt D
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is lovely on the outside but what it hides on the inside cannot be predicted until you enter. My mind was blown by its beauty. Marble pillars and frescos abound. I have never seen spiral pillars. And not nearly as busy as St. Stephens which made it even more special.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church, when we visited a choir and orchestra were practicing and it was fantastic. So peaceful and but also so thunderous music. The inside has some very impressive paintings and architecture, well worth a visit.

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a beautiful church with very rich interior in the center. Free entrance. I highly recommend to visit it.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a city that not only has a fantastically high number of impressive buildings and indeed statues AND allows them their own space in which they can be best observed this is but one of many - which isn't to decry this church at all but rather to emphasise that as lovely as this church is there are plenty of... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

One of the best ways to see Vienna is just to walk around and find hidden gems like this Jesuit Church in Vienna. There were no crowds and the subtle entrance made you wonder if you were intruding but this church is definitely worth a quick stop near the old University Buildings on Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz. Influenced by the early... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is the old Jesuit church and is very overdone but achingly beautiful in a high baroque way. It has the most wonderful ceiling paintings

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I felt speechless when I entered ... grandiose!! it's WOW ... the details, the place, a must visit if you are in Vienna !!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

You could almost miss this gem of a building - enter through gates on a sidestreet - not to be missed - highly recommended.

Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This chitchat is tucked away in a back street but well worth visiting to see the magnificent interior as well as the wood carving on the seats.

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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.
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