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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 735 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely speechless after this church! This was a church we just happened to go in our way back to the apartment to kill time. Glad we did because if is totally worth a visit!

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

An amazingly beautiful sight in Rome deserving a visit! Superb history & architecture to see & photograph.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The HQ church of the Jesuits, this is well worth a visit while in Rome. Go in the evening and catch a sung mass if you can, then look round the place.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church. We gave a performance at Il Gesu. Wonderful acoustics which were recorded for our CD.

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Como, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Having already been to the Vatican and a number of other churches in Rome, we were pleased and surprised by this Church. The Jesuits certainly have maintained it well.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I went to a Jesuit secondary school so being able to visit the master church of the Jesuits was an emotional experience. We visited the side chapel first - this is where St. Ignatius rested. It was late in the afternoon and no other visitors were there. It was so quiet and beautiful inside the experience was down-right spiritual! The... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We tried several times to visit, but our timing was always off, so we made a plan to come back and see the "multi-media" show about St. Ignatius. It is kind of corny, but I really enjoyed it. Even our teenager tolerated it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This church is the prototype for many Jesuit (and other) churches around the world. It has a nave with chapels off it, but no aisles, and a dome over the crossing of nave and transept. The original decoration was more austere as befit the mission of the learned Jesuits, but now there is a glorious ceiling painting that makes the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a girgeous church and you must make sure you get there at 5.30pm on the day of your visit. that way you will not miss the free Son et Lumiere show with a great twist at the end.

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Blackpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

this beautiful baroque jesuit church is very easy to find it is very near the pantheon & it is very ornate inside just like most of the churches in rome . not to be missed.

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