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Chiesa del Gesu

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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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During our shore trip in Rome our guide took inside this church. We saw amazing paintings dating back to the 17th century by Andrea Pozzo. If you are in Rome do not miss to visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

During our shore trip in Rome our guide took inside this church. We saw amazing paintings dating back to the 17th century by Andrea Pozzo. If you are in Rome do not miss to visit this church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit if only for the ornate and beautiful ceilings . Close to Piazza del Popolo so conveniently placed.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I've returned many times to this amazing space. So close to everything but little visited. The 3D spilling frescos steal the show

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Another MUST in Rome, this is the first baroque style church, with magnificent frescoes of Giovanni Battista. It's the closest masterpiece to Sixtine Chapel (Not by Michelangelo!).

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stunning! It is recommended to be visited after some major Roman church as Basilica of St Mary Major, Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and St. Clement Basilica.

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Another stunning church in Rome with a great fresco ceiling and a nice dome. Don't miss this, it's worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This church is both beautifull and has some important features about it. You should read up on this church in advance like suggested by others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The facade is beautiful in its simplicity. There are several very important sites within the church including the tomb of the Jesuit saint, St Ignatius Loyola. Relics of St Francis Xavier. But the reason to visit -- and you should -- is that when you walk in the door your are stunned by the sumptuous interior. It's a Baroque masterpiece,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Be sure to seek out this church and leave time to explore. As a graduate of a Jesuit college in the US, I had to go. St. Ignatius is buried there and the baroque style is amazing. Get a book or read some of the other TA reviews for more details on what you are seeing. The trompe d'oeil "domed"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This church is a stunner. The baroque interior is a wonder to behold, as is the tompe l'oeil fresco on the ceiling makes it look like the work is in 3-D. However, be advised that without some preliminary research you could end up visiting this church and coming out without fully appreciating what you have seen. This would be a... More 

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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.
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