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Church of San Luigi dei Francesi

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Address: Piazza San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 688271
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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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Wonderful Caravaggio's

Wonderful Caravaggio's... do not miss these excellent paintings. I love the conversion of St Matthew. Who is really being converted. Go and enjoy these great paintings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful Caravaggio's... do not miss these excellent paintings. I love the conversion of St Matthew. Who is really being converted. Go and enjoy these great paintings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous just to sit and look at. I'm atheist but the beauty of this church was not lost on me and i could appreciate what went in to create something so lovely. Go and see the beautiful paintwork and the ceiling is out of this world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Then go on in! You gotta do alot of walking to get to these beautiful churches but take a seat and just enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Nice church generally but you go for the great works by Caravaggio. Better work than in the uffuci in Florence. Watch out for the up themselves yanks analysing the works - so annoying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Just a few minutes from the Pantheon. Plain and simple on the outside but amazing artwork inside. Must see while in Rome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a really beautiful with 3 works by Caravaggio, well worth the time to visit. Very close to Piazza Navona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful church near Piazza Navona. The 3 paintings of the Life of St. Mattehw painted by Caravaggio are worthwhile seeing. We attended a wonderful Baroque music concert at the church and an art historian took us to see the Caravaggio's. It was a great combination of the music and art of the Baroque period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Caravaggio's first major commission in Rome. The middle painting, St. Matthew and the Angel, is the second version, the first having been rejected for what are still unknown reasons (don't trust the biographers). Several of his contemporaries also have works in this church, and so it makes for an interesting comparison and meditation on how taste changes over the long... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

the church is famous because of 3 painting of caravaggio, real masterpieces. bring coins to get more light

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What more can one say. It's one of the places I visit every time I go to Rome. It would have had an excellent score if the church opened earlier

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Additional Information about Church of San Luigi dei Francesi

Address: Address: Piazza San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 688271
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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