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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 4 days 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

1  Thank Maria T
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Vitaly F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Moira A
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

1  Thank vialli54
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This was high on my list to visit since I am part of the Gesu Church in my hometown and all the postcards I receive state Gesu Rome. After a long day of sightseeing, we finally made it to Gesu Church! Once you walk in...More

Thank zpcsc
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Well worth a visit. A very peaceful setting amid this busy city. Some lovely things to see. We came across this place while on our way through central Rome and really glad we decided to call in.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Chiesa del Gesu is an excellent church. The disappointing thing is that it is absolutely difficult to convey the beauty of the artwork with a camera (without using a flash.) I actually ended up visiting here twice, the photos were slightly better the second time...More

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
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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 Stephanie K | 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