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Chiesa del Gesu

#40 of 1,396 things to do in Rome
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Jesuit Baroque part 2

I recommend combining a visit here with one to the church of St Ignazio nearby (part 1 of this review). This is the mother church of the Jesuit Order (The Society of Jesus). The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recommend combining a visit here with one to the church of St Ignazio nearby (part 1 of this review). This is the mother church of the Jesuit Order (The Society of Jesus). The interior is considered one of the masterpieces of Baroque with the nave and sanctuary frescoes being magnificent, and clearly influenced by Bernini. I strongly recommend visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably thee most beautiful church interior ever, Il Gesu Church in Rome is a wonder to the eyes. Breathtaking ceiling of heaven in its full glory, gold everywhere, blue marble at the tombs of St Ignatius of Loyola and St Francis Xavier. Come by at 5:45 and see the lights go on with music - one of the most amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main Jesuit church in Rome. Do not miss the opulent painting on the ceiling. Probably one of the finest Baroque images ever.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Chiesa del Gesù, the mother church of the Jesuits, expecting a simple church. Aside from the fact that the Chiesa del Gesù has no aisles, it is anything but simple. It is the epitome of baroque. Exquisite frescoes, many of them trompe-l’œil, and paintings adorn anything and everything – from ceilings and barrel vaults... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive outside and in with it's striking ceiling. Worth including on your down town wanderings. Free entry. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was fortunate to see this beautiful church on Christmas Eve. Choir was singing , candles glowing and the scent of a cool December evening was in the air. Truly magical.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Inside this church is quite spectacular. The paintings and statues cover all parts. We did go for the 5:30 music and revelation of the statue but nothing happened.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

A wonderful place to pull out of the noise, crowds and traffic of the city for a quiet moment of prayer and reflection. It is the main church of the Jesuits in Rome. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

An absolutely stunning interior with the ceiling frescoes a genuine highlight. A number of side chapels that are kept free from tourists and are some of the best in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This church highlights the first Baroque facade in Rome. The guilded interior continues the style with stunning 3D ceiling frescos. Best appreciated sitting down to avoid mishap!

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