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Church of the Jesuits

Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Amazing trompe l'oeil

Breathtaking painted scenes inside this church including a trompe l'oeil ceiling giving the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Greater London, United Kingdom
Nondescript on the outside, stunning inside!

Never would have thought this church would be so beautiful inside. Squeezed between buildings you... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Palm Desert, California
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Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Old University Quarter
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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

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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
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The architecture, the ambience, the maintenace is very nice. One gets idea of history of the place by visiting such monuments.

Thank sunilkhanolkar
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The church was built between 1623 and 1627 on the site of an earlier chapel and was built at the time when the Jesuits were the dominant force behind the Counter-Reformation. They had power and this building was about proving it and its broad high...More

2  Thank Evets54
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The Church of the Jesuits has a very beautiful and colourful interior. There were no tourists when we visited and so it was very quiet !

1  Thank Pete S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Saw a very nice choir before mass. Baroque decorated with a faux cathedral ceiling. Free admission. Very nice place to drop in.

Thank walter f
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
24 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