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Chiesa del Gesu

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Address: Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 69 70 01
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Beautiful church not far from the Pantheon. I went to Mass here, and even though I speak no Italian it was a lovely experience. A sweet nun ( who spoke no English) walked me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful church not far from the Pantheon. I went to Mass here, and even though I speak no Italian it was a lovely experience. A sweet nun ( who spoke no English) walked me around the church pointing out special things. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit off the beaten path of churches, I checked this one out on my route to the Vatican. It was nice and quiet, not being one of the more frequented once in Rome. The interior is beautiful and small enough to get a full appreciation from the center of the building. If you decide on Church hopping, I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the most important of the Jesuit churches in Rome as it houses the remains of St. Ignatius Loyola. Its exterior is massive, grey stone, flat faced and it's most obvious exterior decoration was of an old Saint crushing the figure of a woman under his foot - the breast of said woman being crushed against the wall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Several members of our family attend or attended a Jesuit high school and it was a special experience for us to visit this church where St. Ignatius is buried. While the outside is simple, the inside is in the baroque style and it is a beautiful church. The dome ceiling looks like it's floating up and there are several areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ceiling was incredible, appearing to be 3-dimensional. From different directions, the paintings on the ceiling would change.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"Chiesa del Gesu" translates as "the Jesuits' Church." It is the founding Church of the Society of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits. The church is in baroque style a magnificent building. Even if you don't like the Jesuits, you will probably like this church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gesu church with its "3D" ceiling is one of the great lesser known stops in Rome. In addition to the ceiling it is also the location of the grave of St.Ignatius which serves as a pilgrimage spot for alumni of the many Jesuit schools around the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place and spectacular art. One of the best basilicas of Rome. So big and everywhere full of art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the late 16th century, this is really one of the most special churches in Rome. Check out the fantastic frescoes in the ceiling, one of them looks like it is off the ceiling, casting shadows on it. The frescoes was painted later, in the 17th century by Giovanni Battista Gaulli.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning architecture and artistry at st Ignaciius Loyola church. No charge to enter and very close to Pantheon

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