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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Besides the tomb of St Ignatius and the arm of St Francis Xavier the baroque art and architecture of this church is overwhelming. Check out the ceiling, and the small chapel to the right of St Ignatius' tomb to see the portrait of Mary that it is said St Ignatius himself used for prayer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

From the outside this building is unassuming, but from the moment we walked in...WOW! Best of all, there was absolutely no crowd and only a few tourists. I wish I had skipped the Vatican tour and gone straight to this church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

How wonderful! Marvelous! Masters! Come on guys...painting on your back those days has to be more appreciated than painting on a canvas standing up. Don't get me wrong..they are all genious! It is all in every church overwhelming!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was just so beautiful. Love it for its uniqueness. Definitely a must see place. Short walking distance to many historical sites.

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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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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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