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Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The head church of the Jesuit order is difficult to reconcile with that order’s vow of poverty. It is absolutely magnificent in its ornateness, and there was a reason for that when it was done! Don’t miss the mirror on the center nave floor (relatively...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

Its an amazing chapel painted but Giovanni Batista, highly recommended, play with the tridimensionality. Truly amazing

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

This church was brought to life by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits in 1551. This first Baroque facade is the model for Jesuit churches all over the world. And the interior paintings in the nave, crossing, and side chapels became models...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

Easy to miss from the outside, the inside is beautiful, full of tranquillity and atmosphere. Close to the Pantheon, don’t overlook this true wonder.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

It is easy to walk right past this church, because the exterior does not attract a lot of attention. Even if you only have 10 minutes to spare as you are passing, stick your head inside for a quick look. You will not regret it,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Gesu - Erected between 1568 and 1584, Il Gesù was the first Jesuit church built in Rome. It was lavishly decorated during the seventeenth century. Nowadays, the Church of the Gesù (Chiesa del Gesù) is considered to be one of the best examples of Roman...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

This church looks plain from the outside, but it had one of the most amazing interiors, gold and baroque designs. I was blown away by it.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

This Roman church is an incredible piece of architecture with significant beauty inside. It seems as you travel through Rome you pass by church after church, but when you step inside each one of these cathedrals your breathe gets taken away. Each church has its...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Compared with many of the sites in Rome, it seems quite understated from the outside. Go inside and you get an amazing wow factor. 17th century decoration, an amazing dome, and a massive altar all give this Catholic Church a sense of magnitude. Make sure...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

We are staying in Rome for a number of weeks and so have the opportunity to go beyond the nornmal big sites. Visiting the Chiesa at 5:30pm was very interesting. Yes - its very Catholic. Blingy but worth staying for. One mention is that we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Adele B
April 22, 2017|
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Response from stephaniek262 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't take a car into Rome - much easier to walk and take buses...
June 7, 2015|
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Response from Jazzman1234 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Masses at roman churches tend to be very early in the morning. I've gone in that church at all times of day and I've never seen a mass going on. It's pretty much just a museum now.
May 3, 2015|
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Response from Omgilovescience | Reviewed this property |
No. (almost) all churches are free :-) However, there will be people sitting on the steps begging for money as you walk in. They have no affiliation with the church at all, they just assume people think they are donating to... More