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Church of Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

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Address: Piazza Sant'Ignazio, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6794406
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One of our favorite churches in Rome. We recommend to visit in the evening to have a good chance to catch a concert - it's a magic all together: the architecture, the acoustics... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

One of our favorite churches in Rome. We recommend to visit in the evening to have a good chance to catch a concert - it's a magic all together: the architecture, the acoustics, the lights... Very deep and unique atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As another reviewer has commented, this is close to the Pantheon and is well worth a small diversion. It has two great features. Firstly there is the wooden model of a the worldwide church. Secondly,as I have entitled this review, look up. There is the perspective painting covering where the cupola would have been and then there is the painting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My sons study at a Jesuit school in Texas, so I was looking forward to visiting this church, and it was beyond my expectations. It is beautiful! The ceiling murals and all of the interior of this church is spectacular. We had a guide who explained it all to us, so we were fortunate to have that expertise while we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This church is really quite cool. There is a “dome” in the middle that is really just a painted on, flat dome. They ran out of money when they were building it, so they got someone to paint the illusion of the dome. Looking at it from different places inside the church gives you a 2D vs 3D vision of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice stop after visiting Pantheon and other Jesuit church, Gesu. Since I went to Jesuit college in the US, this was a must and didn't disappoint. The frescos telling the story of St. Ignatius of Loyola were amazing and the wooden church display (pictured above) was impressive. Doesn't take long to pop in and see it all, but be sure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

St. Ignatius is buried here; he's the founder of the Jesuit order of priests, called the Society of Jesus. This church is not dazzling like other Roman churches but heavily ornate--purposefully so in the baroque gilded style.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The mastery of the artist who painted the ceiling, and the "dome" is simply extraordinary. This is certainly worth a peek if you are in the area of the Pantheon or the Piazza Navona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stumbled across this little jewel wandering around. Lavishly decorated. Great ceiling fresco emphasizing architectural perspective! There is no center dome but instead a round black canvas painted tromp l'oeil to resemble one! Also, do not miss the Ludovisi tomb to the right of the altar. Notice the way the marble is done to look like flowing draperies!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of the most beautiful churches in Rome... the roof is just extraordinary... up there with the greats! Its also a wonderful place to reflect, pray, and slow down from the hectic pace of travel and sight seeing. Also, if you are here on a Sunday, just down the road toward the Corso, is a beautiful little Chapel called Carravita...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This church is probably more walked past than entered,being close to the spectacular Pantheon,it can be inadvertently missed on the way to The Trevi Fountain. With your back to the entrance of The Pantheon,taking a 90deg right turn and a 200m walk will have you adjacent to the church door. The interior is quite awesome.The ceiling,by Andrea Pozzo (c.1685),is up... More 

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Address: Piazza Sant'Ignazio, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6794406
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

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