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Chiesa del Gesu

Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 69 70 01
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Ranked #15 of 682 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Logan, Utah
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This church was less than 5 minutes walk from our hotel, the Albergo Cesari. It is spectacular. It is spectacular. At 5:30 there is music and a discussion of Saint Ignatious followed by all the lights turning on, allowing a better view of the amazing art and decor, and the unveiling of a silver statue of the saint as a... More

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Tahoe City, California
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56 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

On our first day in Rome during a recent October trip my wife and I found ourselves sitting on the steps of the Victor Emmanuel Monument surveying the scene in front of us. While looking northwest, we noticed a cathedral not far away. It was a short walk and we arrived around 5:15pm. The front exterior is rather non-descript, but,... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Sit through the service at 5PM on Monday (may well be other days) really divine experience, simply stunning architecture and baroque style in your face, Brilliant!

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Kassiopi, Greece
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Another astounding church. Its an art museum. Everywhere you look you are left speechless. Definetely a church to visit.

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Seattle
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Old Jesuit church ornately redecorated by several baroque masters. A bit dark, but with a wealth of detail. Centrally located not far from San Angelo della Valle.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you like your churches with lost of bling, this is the place for you. It is just fantastic, in the root meaning of the word. It is a spiritual 'fantasy' an expression of devotion that flies. But does it work? I understand the logic of churches like this - expressing the glory of God and the majesty of Jesus... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A good percentage of Rome's churches are pretty stunning in their glorious entrapments, but this one is at the top of the list. A must-visit church, for sure.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The great Jesuit church, with the tomb of the order's founder, Ignatius of Loyola, is a splendid example of Italian baroque. The amazing ceiling frescos in the nave by Baciccia (Giovanni Battista Gaulli) are a feast for the eyes and the chapel of Ignatius by Andrea Pozzo combines dazzling colors and forms, including a large globe made of lapis lazuli.... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

As all churches in Rome, many perfect paintings, many art. In the way to Pantheon of you come from Coliseum. A good point to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Crowded with paintings like the other churches. The attraction here is the statue of Bernini of St. Catharine. If you want to appreciate it, first see the documentary about it from Simon Schama.

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