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Chiesa del Gesu

#40 of 1,312 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
Phone Number: +39 06 697001
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Sublimely beautiful

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... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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.

1 Thank Phil P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chiesa di Gesu is the most important and quasi official church of the Jesuits in Rome. It is a structure from 1625 and is treated as one of the best baroque churches in Rome, along with the Santa Maria della Vittoria. The baroque altar dedicated to St Ignatius Loyola is a heavy and imposing art work. The chapel of Santa... More 

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Chamonix, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

You must visit this church as it's only second to San Pietro! The ceilings are incredibly full of paintings ,statues ,at times even too much ....Very unique is the burial place dedicated to St. Ignatius of Loyola ,very Baroque the all place where every detail has a reason .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We got there at 230, but it was closed. The church director saw us and let us in for a private tour, it was breath taking. To this day I am not sure what exactly I was looking at when looking up at the ceiling, was it a painting or a sculpture? Its the best Church we visited after the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Every time we come to Rome this is a necessary stop we visit. Always never ceases to amaze us! The church is beautifully restored!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I was actually here in September 2015, but Trip Advisor doesn't let me go back that far. I am amazed that so few people mention the incredible revelation of the silver statue of Loyola behind his painting every day at 5:30 PM. It's accompanied by a sound & light show and well worth the ZERO euros it costs to view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

For me it's the most beautiful church in Rome. Every part of it is a peace of art, though You will not find there Michelangelo or Bernini. I would like to come back here when in Rome next time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I simply love this church. My second visit in 2 years and I was back here. There are several churches nearby that are worth seeing in addition to this one: St Ignacio; St Louis the French; Pantheon; St Maria Sopra Minerva & St Agatha in Agony.This time there was a display of modern art (sculptures) inside.Besides being the mother church... More 

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