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Chiesa del Gesu

#31 of 1,442 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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Absolutely Stunning Beauty!

We went the wrong way going to the Pantheon and stumbled across this Church. Figured to just pop in and have a look and WOW, OMG one of the most beautiful church's we saw in... read more

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

We went the wrong way going to the Pantheon and stumbled across this Church. Figured to just pop in and have a look and WOW, OMG one of the most beautiful church's we saw in Rome. We just walked around and stared in wonder at the incredible beauty. I could not stop staring at the ceiling. There is a mirror... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stumbled upon this church while walking to the Pantheon and was just stunned by its interior! It has endless nice paintings and amazing marble works its definately worth it to make the effort to see the ceiling as it was just as good as any mainstream attraction if not even better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

the ceiling in this church is wonderful, and I feel there are no words to describe it, you just HAVE to see to believe it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a gem - the Nave and Dome of this church feature what are possibly the most wonderful paintings in Rome. For all of the colour and grandeur of the Sistine Chapel, this simply astounds as you see features such as clouds that appear to hover away from the ceiling due to the shadows painted into the gilt work.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Not as large and grand as some of the other churches in Rome but a beautiful place to sit and admire the craft and artistic beauty. The atmosphere was one of peace and calm. A place of beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Crazy colored marble baroque interior containing the largest piece of lapus in Rome! The ceiling fresco is a trompe l'oeil masterpiece, particularly as the painted figures transition to sculpture.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Very nice altar on the left of st. Ignacio, although parts of it are fake. Nice baroque frescos. You don't have to donate your hard earned euros there. While it looks and functions as a church it's actually owned by the government and the money collected goes to them, not to Pope Francis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

On entering this church took my breath away, the sheer beauty of the craftsmanship brought tears to my eyes. Far better than any other scared building in Rome which I visited, including the Sistine chapel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Beautiful, won me as soon as I came inside. beautiful frescoes, sculptures. Quiet, calm, without too many people which suited me that I enjoy and be humble.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very pretty church close to Piazza Venezia, lots of history, special coppola with optical illusion, and go there around 5:30pm for a special surprise!

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Staying in Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori

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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.