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Church of the Jesuits

Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
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I had been on a mission to find this church during a previous visit to Vienna, but did not have an... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Houston, Texas
Beautiful & Peaceful...

Just wonderful.... amazing setting, feel so peaceful & tranquil to sit & offer prayers.... well... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Old University Quarter
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I had been on a mission to find this church during a previous visit to Vienna, but did not have an accurate map at the time to get me there. During this recent visit, I discovered this beautiful church after a satisfying early dinner from...More

Thank aznmadscience
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Just wonderful.... amazing setting, feel so peaceful & tranquil to sit & offer prayers.... well decorated...

Thank RSarkari6
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Came here when it was empty and again for Christmas mass. Very ornate church and very bright. Acoustics were great and the mass was beautiful and featured Mozart's Coronation Mass. Location is on a quiet street away from the main busy areas.

Thank hsr95
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The ceiling paintings are truly spectacular! Crafted to look like a ceiling dome, one of the panels is breathtaking and then viewed from the front, you will see that's it's an illusion.

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Breathtaking painted scenes inside this church including a trompe l'oeil ceiling giving the impression of a dome. Ornate baroque pulpit and impressive organ (being played while we were there - what a joy). Only a short distance from St. Stephens cathedral yet hardly any other...More

Thank Finbar8284
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Never would have thought this church would be so beautiful inside. Squeezed between buildings you wouldn't really think of entering unless someone told you. Just beautiful inside. Not a huge church but stunning! Highly recommend the visit!

Thank n2r49rs
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A somewhat simple looking church façade masks an explosion of baroque beauty and magnificence on the inside. This is a narrow church, a bit hidden in the inner city, with a beautiful gilded high altar, several side altars and pulpit. The ceilings are fabulous and...More

1  Thank George S
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Have children at an age where visiting churches it not something they want to do particularly, but even they responded to the opulence of this church inside. There are boards in German and English that explain a little of the history of the Jesuits and...More

1  Thank Custandjo
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Be sure to take in the "hidden" statutes in the cloister and at other spots in the church. If you pass by late at night you may hear the organist practise in the dark...fabulous!!

1  Thank 22,101
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was on a Lonely Planet walking tour of the inner city and we were struck by the quiteness of this wonderful church. It has some must see spiralling pillars and an underground burial chamber. All are free to visit.

Thank Guy V
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
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Rob S
7 May 2015|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Faith, The only thing I have to add is that over the years I've written a number of letters to various institutions in Vienna asking somewhat arcane questions, and have never failed to receive a prompt, polite, and helpful... More
Sorranut K
25 January 2015|
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Response from dwseiple | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I can not properly answer your question. I am neither religious or Catholic. My love of these churches has everything to do with their architectural and artistic beauty and nothing with religion. I can say... More