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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 #13 of 742 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Falls Church VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Anyone who visits Rome and who went to a Jesuit school should visit this church and if possible, also see the rooms of Ignatius Loyola next door - only open in late afternoon and Sunday morning.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

As often stated this church is often overlooked with all the churches in Rome but this one is worth planning to see. As with many of the churches it is very large and very beautiful. It is not lit very well so it is worth taking your time to take in the details. At 5:30 there is a presentation with... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Who doubts about the arrogance, the vainglory and the intolerance Jesuits should visit Il Gesu. Every ideology can fall so deep like this religious order. Keep a close watch

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Beyond the gold and bronze of St. Ignatius' tomb, the part that fascinates me the most was the ceilings. These "faux sculptures" coming our of the ceiling are a masterpiece. Bring binoculars to be able to see them well.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very impressive baroque design with nice artwork and gold leaf accents. There's a special event at 5:30 pm you shouldn't miss

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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

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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