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Chiesa del Gesu

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Address: Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 69 70 01
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incredible, a treasure waiting to be seen

We stumbled upon the Gesu while on the way to the Campo di fiore, this church is stunningly beautiful.the Baroque ceiling is incredible, it looks like the figures are coming out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon the Gesu while on the way to the Campo di fiore, this church is stunningly beautiful.the Baroque ceiling is incredible, it looks like the figures are coming out of the frame. (difficult to explain but amazing to see!). I would definitely recommend, and it makes you wonder what other treasures we missed while in Rome!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Back when the word "awesome" meant something beyond skateboarding, Gesu is the church that inspired the Awe. Its breakthrough design and function for the Jesuit order aside, Gesu has staggering architecture, sculpture, carving and painting, all brought together in a soaring and moving atmosphere of low-lighted mystery, Best of all: no long lines, no selfie-stick crowds, not even an entry... More 

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West Midlands UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This Jesuit church close to Piazza Venezia is a most beautiful building - when we visited there were very few people compared to many other crowded sights in Rome. The ceiling is a masterpiece and there is a large mirror through which to view it. Not to be missed if you are in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I think, this church is a great place. This place is a central location, you can find easily. İf you want to say "I traveled Roma", you should see Gesu.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I walked into this church without knowing of it and found a magnificent Artistic edifice with hardly anyone,in comparison to other's, inside. this gave me ample time to reflect and come closer to it's grandure and it's magnificent art. A rare find and a treasure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

There are so many in Rome that it is difficult to remain interested in each one you see. This one is as beautiful as the other beautiful churches.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Check hours before going, if you can. We went out of our way, took a taxi, to see this church and it was closed. There are no hours posted outside, no plaque or writing outside to indicate the church name either. Disappointed with the waste of time and $ to see nothing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went the wrong way going to the Pantheon and stumbled across this Church. Figured to just pop in and have a look and WOW, OMG one of the most beautiful church's we saw in Rome. We just walked around and stared in wonder at the incredible beauty. I could not stop staring at the ceiling. There is a mirror... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stumbled upon this church while walking to the Pantheon and was just stunned by its interior! It has endless nice paintings and amazing marble works its definately worth it to make the effort to see the ceiling as it was just as good as any mainstream attraction if not even better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

the ceiling in this church is wonderful, and I feel there are no words to describe it, you just HAVE to see to believe it !

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