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Chiesa del Gesu

Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 69 70 01
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Ranked #14 of 757 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

A must visit church. First walk around the perimeter of the church, look, read and admire the statues, but most of all the lifelike frozen in time movements. Then sit on the church bench and look up, you will be awarded with the most breathtaking painting. In that moment you will understand what beauty is all about!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Not sure how to express my feelings, but this church is one of the most impressive ones I visited in Rome. External is not that noticeable, but once you step in... Please go there and enjoy the beauty and if you are religious person, please pray.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

A very beautiful baroque-style Church. The art works on the ceiling literally invite you into the divine drama taking place! We recommend using the large mirror provided towards the end of the Church for good viewing...and not hurt your neck; otherwise, take a seat and tilt your head back to see the artworks.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you've already seen a number of the baroque period churches in central Rome then the Gesu leaves you punch drunk. In the nave a rectangular mirror trolley saves you the neckache of looking up at yet another awesome trompe d'oeil painted ceiling. Instead you get giddy looking down into the reflection. Add to this another round of twisted barley... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Please ensure you visit, ceilings are amazing and breathtaking art and sculpture inside. You must visit the St Ignatious rooms next door too and watch the 3D ceilings jump out at you!

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Cary, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This church should be upgraded on everyone's list to a "Must See"! It was absolutely beautiful!!!!! Go see it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Possibly my most memorable part of rome. Absolutely beautiful and so worth visiting. The churches in rome are great cos you don't get the crowds and can really have a good look at all the art work

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

very big and the paintings are very very beautifull A special place, where i feel close to God The place i like the most in Rome

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It was the lat church we visited on our trip to Rome - and for me the most interesting one. Located very close to Piazza Venezia (Rome's main travel hub) so you will have a lot of opportunities to visit it. The ceiling is simply amazing - and thanks to the mirror located on the floor you can see every... More

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Falls Church VA
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Anyone who visits Rome and who went to a Jesuit school should visit this church and if possible, also see the rooms of Ignatius Loyola next door - only open in late afternoon and Sunday morning.

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