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Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

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Piazza Sant'Ignazio, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

We stumbled across this walking a backstreet from the Patheon to Trevi Fountain, and what a find! There was an evening mass on when we first came, which was beautiful to see. It’s free to enter however there is a donation box at the doorway....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 January 2019

Very beautiful Baroque style church where the ceiling has a unique illusion to it. If in area defiantly worth stopping in and appreciating the beauty of it!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Yet another stunning church within Rome, a short stroll up a side street from the Pantheon. St Ignatius and the Jesuit faith are focused here. The church is beautiful in many ways, from the smaller alcoves, the detailed frescoes on the ceiling with the master...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Margherita_Lover
Reviewed 3 January 2019

What a great piece of art!So Baroque and so finely decorated with illusions and hidden meanings. The ceiling is truly a miracle with all the angels and figures floating. A church of unique and memorable beauty that trie to balance between the rich and luscious...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank George19802013
Reviewed 9 December 2018

This church is in the center of Jesuit Rome. It was built by Pope Gregory XV. The interior is lush with precious stones, marble and gilt. The ceiling whee a cupola was planned is covered with a fake perspective ceiling.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

A church with a long and storied past holds some incredible installations within. St. Ignatius on its own is well worth your attention especially if you are interested in the Jesuits. But one of my favorite memories from my recent trip to Rome was coming...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Magic paintings! That is one of the most beautiful basilica's I had ever seen! It is absolutely huge and a must if you ever come to Rome.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank victor261070
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This church is another incredible ornate example of thise churches that are all over Rome.The main item of interest is the dome. As there was not enough money for a dome to be built then a painting was done to make it look like there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 November 2018

The fake trick dome needs cleaning I think? Neat mirror to look at the ceiling and what a fantastic piazza outside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatherineHPat
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The church of Saint Ignazio di Loyola is situated in Piazza Sant'Ignazio. The church is accessible if you walk from Piazza Venezia on Via del Corso, and Via del Caravita. The church was built between 1626 and 1650, in Baroque style. It have an imposing...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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30 July 2017|
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Response from davidmusi | Reviewed this property |
We had an older person approach my wife and me me inside the church and gave us a brief (5 minute) explanation on the visual effects of the dome. He spoke spanish (maybe speaks other languages as well) and seems to be there... More
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Response from teenasan3 | Reviewed this property |
It is east of the Pantheon. As you face the Pantheon take a left on Via Del Seminario. It Is like one block.
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Response from 915barbarav12 |
All the churches in Rome are free but just in this church you have also a free tour guide every tuesday, thursday and saturday from 15 to 18. Enjoy!
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