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Chiesa del Gesu

#31 of 1,490 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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If you pass any Jesuit Church - Pop in - They are always worth a look.

Standing half way down the nave I looked to the front and thought, "You could not spend another dollar to improve this view." But looking at the different frescoes, to me, they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Standing half way down the nave I looked to the front and thought, "You could not spend another dollar to improve this view." But looking at the different frescoes, to me, they mostly looked a mass of color and difficult to make out. However, I really liked the facade; simple, plain, but really attractive, and just around the corner from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

While examining the Rome map for our morning walking route between the Victor Emmanuel monument and the Pantheon, I saw that we would be passing by this church just marked "Gesu" on the map. My guide book noted it was the home church of the Jesuits so I thought it would be a worthwhile stop. Indeed, it was breathtakingly beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Closed in the afternoons and sometimes unpredictably. Gaulli's ceiling fresco is wonderful. Combine it with a visit to the nearby Church of St. Ignatius Loyola for another wonderful Baroque ceiling by Andrea Del Pozzo the view enhanced by a generous mirror to avoid neck strain, and his fake dome. The visits are free and will each take 10 minutes, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Designed by architects Vignola and della Porta, this was the first large church of the Counter-reformation and it set the tone for a 200 years of appealing to the worshipper's emotions with lavish decoration and optical effects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Church of Gesu (Chiesa del Gesù) was the first church built for the Society of the Jesuits in the mid 16th century. Considered the Mother Church of the Jesuits, Gesù is a Barogue gem, an attraction well worth visiting during trips to Rome. Opening hours 7.30am-12.30pm and 4.30-7.30pm (as of March 2015). The church is located upon the small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The ceiling in this church is a must-see, you can't hardly believe it's all painted and not sculpted!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stumbled upon the Gesu while on the way to the Campo di fiore, this church is stunningly beautiful.the Baroque ceiling is incredible, it looks like the figures are coming out of the frame. (difficult to explain but amazing to see!). I would definitely recommend, and it makes you wonder what other treasures we missed while in Rome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Back when the word "awesome" meant something beyond skateboarding, Gesu is the church that inspired the Awe. Its breakthrough design and function for the Jesuit order aside, Gesu has staggering architecture, sculpture, carving and painting, all brought together in a soaring and moving atmosphere of low-lighted mystery, Best of all: no long lines, no selfie-stick crowds, not even an entry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This Jesuit church close to Piazza Venezia is a most beautiful building - when we visited there were very few people compared to many other crowded sights in Rome. The ceiling is a masterpiece and there is a large mirror through which to view it. Not to be missed if you are in the area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I think, this church is a great place. This place is a central location, you can find easily. İf you want to say "I traveled Roma", you should see Gesu.

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Address: Address: Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 69 70 01
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori

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