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“A truly magnificant work of art”

Church of the Jesuits
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 painted in trompe l'oeil to give the church the illusion of impressive domes. There are other frescos as well. Those ceilings and altars are augmented by multi colored marble columns which are simply magnificent. The ones near the high altar are pink and white, others are grey, others redish. But the ones that impressed me the most were the large spiral ones in greenish and others of redish marble. Truly superlative works of masters of the 1600s. The church pews are also beautifully carved and in themselves works of art. This church was a fabulous find, one that is not that well noted in many guidebooks. A must see!!

1  Thank George S
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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 it is breathtaking to see. And there were more people in the (quiet) restaurant opposite than there were inside. It's a cliché but this is a hidden gem.

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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.

Thank Guy V
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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.

Thank sunilkhanolkar
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