My friend told me to go here and I was absolutely amazed. The church's very beautiful, the ceilings are full of wonderful 3D paintings. It's a church and some people are praying so we need to be quiet.
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I wasn't prepared for the overwhelming fresco which was more powerful than a 3D film the way it showed non catholics descending into hell. One of the most powerful examples of religious propaganda I've ever seen. My jaw literally dropped. Saint Ignatius of Loyola is...More
CHIESA DEL GESU ( THE CHURCH OF THE GESU ) is an absolutely stunning church in a beautiful square. The church exterior although beautiful does not do justice to the interior of this church. Every part of this church is richly decorated in some of...More
We had already been to the big Roman churches--St Peter's, State Maria Maggiore, etc--and this trip we decided to visit others. The interiors of the two Jesuit churches we visited were easily the most beautiful we saw this trip: Gesu, and St Ignatius. Well worth...More
There are so many beautiful churches in Rome it's hard to pick a favorite, but in my opinion this is one of the most beautiful churches in the city.
Although you may have seen plenty of churches already while visiting Rome, I would place this in my top 5 and a must visit. The first thing I noticed when entering was the incredible amount of marble work within the architecture of the building and...More
I did not like that Ignatius Loyola's chapel and image are larger than any depiction of Christ, making the founder of Jesuit order loom more prominent than Jesus himself. As far as art is considered this is the first church with Baroque facade in the...More