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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 688 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Useful Information: Wheelchair access

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Nairobi, Kenya
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402 reviews 402 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A quite dark church. A bit tricky to see all altars. A bit of light would be perfect. But impressing main altar.

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Ciampino, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you're in Rome, you can't miss one of the best churches in the center of Christianity The paintings on the ceiling have been restored few years ago and the Jesuit fathers allow you to admire them by a very useful mirror which you can easily move by wheels, pointing it toward the painting you want to focus on (the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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43 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

While this church contains a vast array of fine art, in my opinion the ceiling fresco is the most memorable. The church fathers must agree, as a large mirror is placed in the middle of the nave to save your neck.

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New York, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you like baroque you can not miss to pay a visit to this monument. The church is enormous and the artwork is incredible.

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DUblin, Ireland
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one of the most impressive churches in Rome. The ceiling seems to be a mixture of sculpture, painting and extensive trompe l'oeil....but on a scale/complexity that's hard to beat. We went for the "show" at 5:30 where parts of the church are lit up. It's also free!

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Logan, Utah
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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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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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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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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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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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