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Church of Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

Piazza Sant'Ignazio, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6794406
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Ranked #4 of 755 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
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El Centro, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Sanit Ignazio di Loyola is one saint that I as Catholic follow so smart that has to be with education I study in one of his universities and the Pope also belong to the Jesuits order

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

In a visit to the Eternal City which contained so many great moments, this brought forth the biggest reaction. The ceiling of this church is truly stunning (better, in my view than the Sistine Chapel, although I might be banned from Italy for saying it). A must visit.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The exterior of this church (near the Pantheon) belies the grandeur inside. Ignatius (founder of the Jesuit Society) probably would have been a bit uncomfortable with the lavishness and immensity of this building. The fresco ceiling gives the illusion of a dome....you must see to believe it. Colorful, symbol laden, take a seat and look--there's a lot to see. Probably... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Yet another highly decorative Baroque church, the St Ignatius Jesuit church is memorable for its ceiling and the optical illusion within the church. The stunning frescoes on the ceiling represent St Ignatius being welcomed into heaven by Christ and the Virgin Mary. However, the really interesting thing about the church is the tromp l’oeil dome. Stand in the right place... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This out of the way church was such a surprise on the inside. Very well decorated, ceiling and all. A pleasant surprise on our walk to Piazza Navona.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Set in a beautiful piazza, this church is not only beautiful but, in its architecture, almost awe inspiring. Inside is worth sitting a while and soaking in all of the history, both litergical and secular. Outside the church is a neat little restaurant with better than average food where you can enjoy the local, a smattering of tourists and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Located in the very centre, this is an impressive example of Baroque. We admired the colours of the frescos and the magnificence of the interior. A must see, if you like Baroque

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The same Jesuit brother who painted the ceiling of the Chiesa del Gesu painted the ceiling of this Church. Very beautiful, very creative, the the "optical illusion" will blow your mind away! There are free concerts held here usually the weekend, so check the schedule. Also, don't forget to ask for a tour (it's free) of the Room(s) of St.... More

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Grevena, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Big and beautiful church near Pantheon and Via del Corso.Amazing paintings and statues.Rome has so many churches but everyone has a different thing to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The scale and ornate detail are overwhelming. A cleverly placed mirror in the center of the floor allows you to look down and study the vast painted ceiling. A must see church in a city of beautiful churches.

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