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Chiesa del Gesu

#40 of 1,264 things to do in Rome
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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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Statue Revealed!

I was actually here in September 2015, but Trip Advisor doesn't let me go back that far. I am amazed that so few people mention the incredible revelation of the silver statue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was actually here in September 2015, but Trip Advisor doesn't let me go back that far. I am amazed that so few people mention the incredible revelation of the silver statue of Loyola behind his painting every day at 5:30 PM. It's accompanied by a sound & light show and well worth the ZERO euros it costs to view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For me it's the most beautiful church in Rome. Every part of it is a peace of art, though You will not find there Michelangelo or Bernini. I would like to come back here when in Rome next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I simply love this church. My second visit in 2 years and I was back here. There are several churches nearby that are worth seeing in addition to this one: St Ignacio; St Louis the French; Pantheon; St Maria Sopra Minerva & St Agatha in Agony.This time there was a display of modern art (sculptures) inside.Besides being the mother church... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was taken by surprise entering this church. Quiet and stunning. Great to rest after long walk around. No entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of my favorites. Visit around 6pm they have a special presentation of St. Ignatius of Loyola. They also offer confessions everyday -in the first chapel, upon entering to your right.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Please take your time to enjoy this Chiesa... a magnificient work of art in fornt of your eyes...... you will love it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

The inside will take your breathe away. And, for any of you who have been influenced by a Jesuit this is a must visit. The church is the burial place of St. Ignatius of Loyola - founder of the Jesuits, and St. Francis Xavier - one of the very important explorers who brought Catholicism to India and Asia. You will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The chiesa del gesu has some of the most beautiful ceiling paintings in whole Rome! There is no entrance fee, so definitely check this church out when you pass by and enjoy a moment of tranquility and appreciate the art .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Despite of big break in the middle of the day (when church is closed) the waiting is totally worth it! Mayby the exterior of the church looks no different from many others, but inside there is a beatiful ceil painting with clouds which look so real that you clould think it's moulding, not a flat painting. They even have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

No surprise here. This church is good like all the others. Massive structure and ornate inside. Well worth a visit when in Rome.

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