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Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 697001
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 December 2012

Not kidding. If you have the choice of going to St. Peter's or going here? Go here. This church is centrally located but is extremely unassuming from the outside. Ugly, even. Square, boxy, located at a busy intersection... completely unremarkable from the outside. But then...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We tried for over four days to get to this church while it was open to the public, but it's short opening hours made it very difficult with all the other things we wanted to do - especially since it's quite far from any metro...More

2  Thank Lionizer
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came to Rome with very little knowledge. We knew of the main attractions such as the Colosseum and St Angelo's but not really anything else. We were out walking, seeing what we would stumble across and we came across this gem! A truly stunning...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite ceiling was Il Gesu -- a riotous swirling gold frescoed spectacle that could beam you up to the heavens.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Venturing out once more on my own, I found my way to Chiesa del Gesú, a16th Century Baroque Jesuit church that demonstrated how the Counter-Reformation used art to get across the anti-Protestant message. Figures on the ceiling of the nave spilled out of their gilded...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly baroque gem! Be sure to be there at 5.30 pm when a baroque mechanism lowers a painting to expose the magnificent statue of Saint Ignatius...it is a magical moment accompanied by beautiful music and an interesting narration....so solemn

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This one was just amazing, after visiting a lot, and i mean a lot of different churches, cathedrals and duomos throughout Italy i was expecting to see one of the same, i was so happily surprised to see something different. The modern 3D ceiling painting...More

Thank Vitaly F
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This is a truly beautiful church with altars that are simply spectacular. It is closed for several hours in the afternoon so time your visit. There is a kind of sound and light show at 5.30pm at the altar of Saint Ignatius which, although in...More

Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This was an unplanned stop on a school tour, but I'm so glad we visited. The intricate art is stunning and you would never know it from the outside! Highly recommend and it is also free and not at all crowded!

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The only question that irriated me afyer visiting this gorgous ,heavenly and the unbelievable church is,why is not on the top attractions in Rome.? amazing frescos wonder pieces of art of Guille .bethtaking interiors that will haunt you for so long with an aching neck.ill...More

Thank Kinana E
Reviewed 6 August 2018

From the outside one would not think much of the interior of Chiesa Del Gesu. Inside it was awe inspiring! The ceiling artwork along the entire football field long of church was jaw dropping. The artwork was so large that the church placed a concave...More

Thank GintamaZ
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We have visited many cathedrals / churches from the Holy Land to the Americas and beyond, but were simply stunned by the interior of this church. It makes St Peters Basilica pale into shade in terms of decor and majesty. Clearly the latter wins in...More

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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Adele B
23 April 2017|
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Response from stephaniek262 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't take a car into Rome - much easier to walk and take buses...
7 June 2015|
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Response from Jazzman1234 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Masses at roman churches tend to be very early in the morning. I've gone in that church at all times of day and I've never seen a mass going on. It's pretty much just a museum now.
3 May 2015|
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Response from Omgilovescience | Reviewed this property |
No. (almost) all churches are free :-) However, there will be people sitting on the steps begging for money as you walk in. They have no affiliation with the church at all, they just assume people think they are donating to... More