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“We always linger”

Church of the Jesuits
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!!

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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.

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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.

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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 facade moreorless dominates the Dr-Ignaz-Seipel-Plaz.

The church was given a Baroque makeover by the Italian Jesuit Brother, Andrea Pozzo (architect and painter), between 1703 and 1705. He added the twin towers to the church and reworked the façade.

The inside is to be honest rather gaudy and takes a bit of getting used to - all massive marble columns and frescoes. However it is worth the time to take a good look around.

Pozzo created the startling Dome and other ceiling frescoes during the renovation. If you look up the frescoes in the Dome look magnificent. However, if you walk beyond the Dome looking up you will start to see the very clever illusion he created - the Dome is actually painted on a flat part of the ceiling is a remarkable example of illusionistic technique called quadrature.

A great church

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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 !

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