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Chiesa del Gesu

#29 of 1,418 things to do in Rome
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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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The Best Ceiling in Rome - Better than the Sistine Chapel?

This is a gem - the Nave and Dome of this church feature what are possibly the most wonderful paintings in Rome. For all of the colour and grandeur of the Sistine Chapel, this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a gem - the Nave and Dome of this church feature what are possibly the most wonderful paintings in Rome. For all of the colour and grandeur of the Sistine Chapel, this simply astounds as you see features such as clouds that appear to hover away from the ceiling due to the shadows painted into the gilt work.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Not as large and grand as some of the other churches in Rome but a beautiful place to sit and admire the craft and artistic beauty. The atmosphere was one of peace and calm. A place of beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Crazy colored marble baroque interior containing the largest piece of lapus in Rome! The ceiling fresco is a trompe l'oeil masterpiece, particularly as the painted figures transition to sculpture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Very nice altar on the left of st. Ignacio, although parts of it are fake. Nice baroque frescos. You don't have to donate your hard earned euros there. While it looks and functions as a church it's actually owned by the government and the money collected goes to them, not to Pope Francis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

On entering this church took my breath away, the sheer beauty of the craftsmanship brought tears to my eyes. Far better than any other scared building in Rome which I visited, including the Sistine chapel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Beautiful, won me as soon as I came inside. beautiful frescoes, sculptures. Quiet, calm, without too many people which suited me that I enjoy and be humble.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very pretty church close to Piazza Venezia, lots of history, special coppola with optical illusion, and go there around 5:30pm for a special surprise!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

can't miss this church, attention to schedule. Has a place for prayers only. close to largo di torre argentina and piazza di veneza

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited here in October 2013. This church was built between 1551 and 1584 with money donated by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. The facade is impressive but the interior is the real attraction, designed by a pupil of Michelangelo, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola. It shimmers with gold and marble built to attract worshipers to the Jesuit faith. Il Baciccia painted the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It is a about two years since I saw the light show at the Chiesa del Gesu. It is still running, and I will be there again in March. My first impress was wonderful - certainly worth seeing. Many people seem to know about this and there were lots of people coming to see it.

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a five-minute walk of each other, the Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighborhood museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa drivers, street vendors, merchants, and locals. There is no rhyme or reason to its winding streets and there's something to see around every corner, so take pleasure in a spontaneous wander.