Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola
4.5
Religious SitesChurches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
About
A baroque Jesuit church with stunning ceilings, covered with intricate and detailed frescoes. The highlight is a trompe l'œil faux dome.
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Neighbourhood: 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 drivers, street vendors, merchants, and locals. There is no rhyme or reason to its winding streets and there's something to see around every corner, so take pleasure in a spontaneous wander.
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  • marymary27
    Scarborough, United Kingdom891 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing ceiling
    This church has a magnificent painted ceiling, which is painted to look like a dome but is actually flat. There is a mirror to enable you have a better look at the ceiling. When we were there, there was a long queue to get to the mirror, some groups seemed to spend a long time at the mirror, without considering the queue behind them.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • pickering5
    Pickering, Canada202 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    We visited this gorgeous church on our way back from visiting the Pantheon. Although there was a long line for those who wanted to see the beautifully painted ceiling with the aid of a mirror, we were able to walk right in as we were fine to look up without the need of a mirror. The details in every corner were breathtaking. Worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Jon
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A smaller less crowded Vatican City.
    Never before have I ever witnessed somewhere so ostentatious, the art, the history, everything from floor to ceiling is so flamboyant in such an incredible way. You feel like you’re walking in the footsteps of people with such historic importance, and even if you aren’t religious it is an amazing opportunity to see some truly magnificent artwork. My mind was blown. You could spend 100 years looking at the art on display and still find something new every time you looked around.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 September 2023
  • ΑΚΑΛΑΝΘΙΣ
    Litochoro, Greece1,235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The top of this church is awesome
    Even though I have visited Rome 3 times I have never visited this church .I am glad I did this time . The top is spectacular!! It is like sistina chapel there is a big mirror where you can see the top without looking up
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 February 2024
  • Marina
    Sorocaba, SP290 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, but overcrowded!
    The church is amazing, and the painting on the ceiling is breathtaking! You can pay 1€ to get a special picture in the mirror facing the ceiling. However, the church became popular on the internet, so it was very crowded, and the line for the mirror was huge, so be prepared!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 April 2024
  • Molly
    343 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go at night for best experience!
    Absolutely stunning church, definitely recommend a stop here. However, if you're going for the infamous mirror photo ... GO AT NIGHT! We stopped twice during the day and found a 40-minute queue. But when we went at 10PM, we were the only people there. The ceiling lights up when you put the €1 fee, so it doesn't matter that it's at night, and you have the entire church to yourself. Definitely more magical.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 May 2024
  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,729 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the finest Baroque churches in Rome
    This is one of my favourite Baroque churches in Rome. It is located at Piazza Sant'Ignazio just a couple minutes walk east of Pantheon. Built in the 17th-century, the church is ornately decorated with a fine facade, latin cross interior layout with heavily gilded, marble pillars, side chapels, main altar and apse. Highlights include Andrea Pozzo's masterpiece ceiling fresco 'Trompe l'ceil' which may be one of the finest in the world. There are mirrors on the ground that you can use to view the ceiling fresco without staining your neck. It is remarkable. As is Pozzo's illusionary false dome fresco, another masterpiece worth spending time to enjoy while viewing the interior of St. Ignazio di Loyola. In the end, this is a beautiful church but it can be very crowded inside with fellow tourists so be patient and consider an early morning visit if you want to see the church more comfortably.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 May 2024
  • The Marrs
    Euxton, United Kingdom975 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a ceiling!!!
    The ceiling is so stunning, you stand and look up in awe. The entire length of the roof is flawless. As you stand at look at the detail on the arches above, the image blends to show no edges or corners. It is simply spectacular
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 June 2024
  • Maggie Fluharty
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great but remember to bring €1 for the mirror!
    The church was so pretty! The ceiling was gorgeous looking through the mirror but I wish I was told beforehand that it cost €1 to use the mirror so I could have been prepared. If you don’t have the money, the mirror will not work and the lights on the ceiling will dim so it’s not as great for pictures. It was also very busy since this church went viral on TikTok. Other than that, the church was beautiful :)
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2024
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Maggie Fluharty
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Family
The church was so pretty! The ceiling was gorgeous looking through the mirror but I wish I was told beforehand that it cost €1 to use the mirror so I could have been prepared. If you don’t have the money, the mirror will not work and the lights on the ceiling will dim so it’s not as great for pictures. It was also very busy since this church went viral on TikTok. Other than that, the church was beautiful :)
Written 10 July 2024
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elisabethrotsch
San Diego, CA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Beautiful church with interesting artwork. I actually found this church via TikTok. The roof is flat, yet the ceiling art makes it seem as if there is a dome.
Written 25 June 2024
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The Marrs
Euxton, UK975 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
The ceiling is so stunning, you stand and look up in awe. The entire length of the roof is flawless.

As you stand at look at the detail on the arches above, the image blends to show no edges or corners. It is simply spectacular
Written 19 June 2024
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Nilfheilm
Europe304 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Yet another completely over the top church, ridiculous amount of decoration. Just one of hundreds in Rome, all of them pretty much the same
Written 10 June 2024
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Tirana F
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
For me this is the most stunning church in Rome, the ceiling is glass and it is just marvellous to watch, either from down or from the mirror. It is simply incredible.
Written 6 June 2024
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schmutaki
New Jersey3,601 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We stopped here for a quick visit when told about the flat ceiling that looks like a cupola. Truly amazing. You could look at it repeatedly and it is still is a sight to behold.
Written 2 June 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,729 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is one of my favourite Baroque churches in Rome. It is located at Piazza Sant'Ignazio just a couple minutes walk east of Pantheon. Built in the 17th-century, the church is ornately decorated with a fine facade, latin cross interior layout with heavily gilded, marble pillars, side chapels, main altar and apse.

Highlights include Andrea Pozzo's masterpiece ceiling fresco 'Trompe l'ceil' which may be one of the finest in the world. There are mirrors on the ground that you can use to view the ceiling fresco without staining your neck. It is remarkable. As is Pozzo's illusionary false dome fresco, another masterpiece worth spending time to enjoy while viewing the interior of St. Ignazio di Loyola.

In the end, this is a beautiful church but it can be very crowded inside with fellow tourists so be patient and consider an early morning visit if you want to see the church more comfortably.
Written 26 May 2024
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Molly
343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Absolutely stunning church, definitely recommend a stop here. However, if you're going for the infamous mirror photo ... GO AT NIGHT! We stopped twice during the day and found a 40-minute queue. But when we went at 10PM, we were the only people there. The ceiling lights up when you put the €1 fee, so it doesn't matter that it's at night, and you have the entire church to yourself. Definitely more magical.
Written 8 May 2024
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Marina
Sorocaba, SP290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The church is amazing, and the painting on the ceiling is breathtaking! You can pay 1€ to get a special picture in the mirror facing the ceiling.
However, the church became popular on the internet, so it was very crowded, and the line for the mirror was huge, so be prepared!
Written 11 April 2024
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Baggio1018
London, UK273 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We only stopped by as this church is along the way from the Pantheon to Trevi - the ceiling is interesting, the rest of the church was ok.
There is a mirror to view the ceiling without killing your neck but the queue was crazy when we got there.
Written 7 April 2024
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