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Church of the Jesuits (Universitatskirche)

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Address: Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
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+43 1 51213350
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Took us a while to locate this church but was well worth it! From the outside just looks like a normal building but once inside you can appreciate how lovely it is!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took us a while to locate this church but was well worth it! From the outside just looks like a normal building but once inside you can appreciate how lovely it is!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

See this church for the trompe l'oeil painting on the ceiling. It gives the illusion of a dome -- were added from 1703 to 1705 by Andrea Pozzo (who did the ceiling of Sant'Ignazio in Rome). Look for Pozzo's painting of Mary behind the main altar. You can see a couple of nice shots of it in my YouTube video:... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

this church might look as any church from outside but just get inside ... surprise !! what a wonderful church, the paintings are breath taking, surrounding you everywhere inside, and the decoration is brilliant too, definitely worth a visit

Thank minanabil77
Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

We entered this church during a Tauck walking tour of the Medieval Section of Vienna. The University church was beautiful and we really enjoyed a symphony practice with excellent musicians. I have no idea how often the symphony practice occurs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful cathedral tucked away in the heart of Vienna. Beautiful well worth a visit. The archtecture, paintings and history is stunning.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Went through it all and enjoyed the history completely. Easy to get in and you can wander and enjoy all the history.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The church is extremely beautiful from the inside. The baroque style is completely different from the gothic style of st. stephens. Many people prefer the calmness of this church to the more popular st. stephens church. Would recommend going here.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Built in 17th century just in 4 years and converted in 1703 into Barock style. From outside it looks like almost another building, towers reveal it to be a church. You open the door and amount of decorations is astonishing. We were privileged, the sacristy was open for visits. It makes sense to visit several churches in Vienna to experience... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Visiting this church is a MUST. The baroc style is a good contrast to the gothic style of St. Stephans. It is airy and light and for a lot of people the most beautiful church in Vienna.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Close to the St Stephan's cathedral (5 minutes walk), you must take time to go see this church. I was there back in 2005 and I remembered how nice this church was. I was lucky because I went early on a Sunday morning and a choir/orchestra was practicing. It was priceless. You must see.

Thank Mariean

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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.
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