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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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Beautiful church

Is full of the wall frescoes and paintings and artworks. One of the first Baroque buildings. Close to the Piazza Venezia-

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Louny, Czech Republic
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Louny, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Is full of the wall frescoes and paintings and artworks. One of the first Baroque buildings. Close to the Piazza Venezia-

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church was on my list of churches to visit when in Rome- and it did not disappoint. Like almost every church in Rome this is another stunning work of art and building. If you support the Jesuits and want to see the Tomb of St. Ignatius Loyola and the smaller tomb of St. Francis Xavier go here. Every day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the top 10 churches you should go to while you are in Rome. The Jesuits have a great history and it is the main church of their Catholic order.

Greenwich, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another beautiful church, and there are so many it is difficult to remember each one and tell them apart upon your return, unless you are a scholar and you takes notes! This one is highly decorated with beautiful paintings, and rich wood and marble sculptures. Lapis lazuli, and other precious material. At 5:30 pm, religious music is played... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Church holds the most reliqs in the world. You have to Climb Some difficult stairs to reach it. Here you are welcomed by Some amazing volunteers. They give you al the information you need. From the museum you have also an excellent view on the Church. The Chapel where Ignatius of Loyola is buried, makes you humble. The ceiling... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is church central for the Jesuits and it is indeed a stunning masterpiece of Baroque art, architecture and furnishings - from its white marble facade to its gilt encrusted interior. Wonderful to see and to experience. ...

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Boston MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like so many churches in Rome, there are Baroque treasures all over the place here. But the amazing - and almost campy - experience is to go at 5:30 for the music and light show where the statue of St. Ignatius is unveiled once a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Jesuits wanted a fancy church and they got one... The Baroque detailing of the paintings and sculptures in this church is phenomenal. I cannot recommend seeing this enough.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stumbelled across this on our way back from the Pantheon. the outside does not indicate the splendour inside. It was the first Jesuit church built and supposedly was the basis for other churches. As you enter you cant miss the amazing ceiling the detail and colours are so clear.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Il Gesu is the foundation church of the Jesuits in Rome. Its construction was ordered by Saint Ignatius of Loyola as an answer to the Protestant Reformation. The Jesuits, or Society of Jesus, were the Roman Church's shock troops of its counterreformation. Designed by Vignola and modified by others, Il Gesu is the first essay into the world of the... More 

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