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Church of San Luigi dei Francesi

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Piazza San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 688271
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3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Description: Closed on Thursdays! The famous painter Caravaggio (1573-1610) was...
Closed on Thursdays! The famous painter Caravaggio (1573-1610) was commissioned to paint for this church, where in one of its chapels is his realistic naturalism in three scenes of the life of St. Matthew.
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Between Piazza Navonna and Pantheon, you could discover beautiful paintings of Caravagio inside. Discover Piazza Navonna and visit the Church (after 3pm)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Between Piazza Navonna and Pantheon, you could discover beautiful paintings of Caravagio inside. Discover Piazza Navonna and visit the Church (after 3pm)

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Close to the Palazzo Farnese (French Embassy), a nice little Christian Church where they serve Holy Mess in French. Famous for three paintings of Caravaggio on permanent display

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This church is near the Pantheon and is free to visit. We stopped in to see it for about 15 minutes as we were walking past it. The highlight are the Caravaggio paintings of St. Matthew that are in the church, hugely detailed and unusual scenes. It was worth it to pay a euro to turn on the lights so... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A lovely church in the centre of Rome near the Pantheon. Three wonderful paintings by Caravaggio depicting the life of St Matthew.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Caravaggios in this church are truly remarkable (last apse on the left). His painting of light is beautiful. If the lights are not turned on which accentuate is work, pay the 1E to turn them on (there is a little machine). While the paintings are in a U shape making the side paintings a little hard to see from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This church is all about the Caravaggio paintings; free to visit (bar a donation) though you do have to pay to turn the lights on! These Caravaggio panting rather overshadow the rest of the church but still a tranquil escape from the madness of central Rome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Caravaggio panting are amazing and it is free to view is a bonus ,the 1500 church is really nice is it a extra place to had to your itinerary very close to Piazza Navona

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The second best Caravaggios in town (after the Deposition in the Vatican Pinacoteca), and they are free and uncrowded. Although difficult to appreciate due to their placement, you feel like a local visiting an old friend (this is my third visit to Rome and to these paintings).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Churtch of Luigi dei Francesi is beautiful with nice wall painting and statues .It is free and very close to the center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stunning Caravaggio masterpieces. Truly a very spiritual place to sit and reflect, perhaps pray and light a candle.

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