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Church of Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

Piazza Sant'Ignazio, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6794406
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Ranked #5 of 727 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Warsaw, Poland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is an amazingly decorated church, although you won't expect such beauty when you're standing outside of the building. I didn't expect. But i guess every church in Rome is full of surprises. The panting on the ceiling is beath-taking - it's painted in 3D, all colorful and full of various scenes. And the church is huge! I didn't expect... More

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Eltham, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A beautiful church and deceptively large. Worth a visit tucked in the small but charming Piazza with da Sabatino restaurant outside for sustenance.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This hidden gem contains the best artwork in Rome, the ceiling by Andrea pozzo makes the Sistine look like a children's colouring book, the use of illusion will blow you away, a dome on a flat roof is staggering. This is a Rome must see location

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous roof. Go see the roof!! It's another beautiful church in Rome, but the roof is spectacular. Why isn't it as famous as the roof in the sixtine chapel?

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I've walked past this basilica many times on the way to the Pantheon from the Trevi Fountain and decided to take a look inside. Wow! Rome amazes me with the wonderful places one seems to just stumble upon. From the outside it doesn't look like much and unless you stand across the Piazza Ignatius you won't even notice it's a... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Enter this very building and walk straight ahead, stand on the yellow spot and look up. What looks like a dome shape above you is actually a flat mural painted to trick the eye! Stunning! Also take some time to look around too as there are other beautiful things to see here too. Located between Via del Corso and the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

be aware of the hours usually closed at noon. the painting on the ceiling is just amazing. the sculptures just makes you want to say wow!

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church deceptively large inside and quite stunning. Very baroque and decorative. You won't believe the fact the the ceiling mural, painted by a Jesuit named Pozzi, is flat. So to overcome this situation ( it seems domed us better ) he painted it to give you the impression that it was curved. Unbelievable. Look carefully you think some of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Christian democracy was born here!, very beautiful church but nothing special in a place like Rome.

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As with many Roman churches it seems, the outside of this church is very unassuming, so much so that you might pass right by it without stopping to look at what's inside. The inside is quite beautiful, however, with wonderful murals painted behind the baptistry and on the ceilings. You probably have never heard of the Jesuit artist who is... More

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