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Chiesa del Gesu

Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 697001
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were alerted by a distant relative of St Ignatius to the Chiesa. We intended to visit and in preparation I began ready the history of the Jesuit order. Once in Rome I read the wonderful reviews in this forum. Armed with all of that...More

Thank robert n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank cailebotte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the prettiest churches in Rome. It is absolutely amazing inside. The painting on the ceiling and the walls are just WOW.

Thank Jamie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Adam N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank James I
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This beautiful church has the most extrodinary tromp l'oeil in the ceiling vault, which was a highlight for us. Definitely worth seeing

Thank Bernadette G
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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

Thank Milen D
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
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
Is there parking near?
23 April 2017|
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Response from Stephanie K | Reviewed this property |
We didn't take a car into Rome - much easier to walk and take buses...
Someone said there were daily services at the church. What time are they?
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.
Is their a cost to visit ?
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