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“Amazing Ceiling” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chiesa del Gesu

Chiesa del Gesu
Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy (Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori)
+39 06 69 70 01
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Ranked #23 of 756 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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“Amazing Ceiling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I went to all the top rated in the Michelin guide and this was one. I loved the ceiling and the chapel Sant'Ignazzio. Well worth a special visit.

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“Big and Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

There are so many beautiful churches in Rome that they can easily run together--but this one stood out--I guess it was the GOLD and the tie to St. Ignatius Loyola that stuck with me. Being inside was very moving.

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Round Rock, Texas
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“Better than St. Peters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

After taking the expected St. Peter's tour and being overwhelmed by its size, we stopped off at this church on the way to the Colosseum. The church is tied closely to the Counter Reformation and St. Ignatius. We were not disappointed. The heavy baroque artwork and gilding were wonderful, but what struck me the most was the intimacy of each of the smaller side chapels and a sense of true reverence, with or without the glitz. We liked it so much that after we got back from the Colosseum, my husband went back with his camera to take picts, except for some inexplicable reason the church was closed. This was about 3:30, well before winter closing hours.

I highly recommend a visit to it. Everything is so very close in Rome. On the map the distances look daunting, but these are small blocks by U.S. standards.

Visited November 2012
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“Sacred place with secrets...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Wonderfull Roma baroque church sometimes with open entry upstairs to some secret rooms and Chappel. Amasing view down to the church and to fresque paintings. Recomendation!

Visited October 2012
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“Beautiful ceiling frescas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We walked in while passing by and were amazed by the beauty of it. It has an interesting enlarging mirror on the floor, so that you can see the drawings on the ceiling in details, and it's really worth it!

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