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Chiesa del Gesu

Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 697001
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“jesuit church” (42 reviews)
“ignatius loyola” (23 reviews)
“jesuit order” (21 reviews)
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Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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"ignatius loyola"
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"jesuit order"
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"counter reformation"
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"baroque style"
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"spectacular church"
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"beautiful churches in rome"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chiesa del Gesu is an excellent church. The disappointing thing is that it is absolutely difficult to convey the beauty of the artwork with a camera (without using a flash.) I actually ended up visiting here twice, the photos were slightly better the second time...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Very beautiful church where there is a mirror so we can admire the huge painting on the ceiling. At 5.30 pm there is a 20 minutes ceremony where the statue of Ignatius, which is located behind the painting, is revealed. At this church we can...More

1  Thank yokielisa
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see Church as it contains the moral remains of the Jesuit founder Ignacio Loyola and other famous Jesuits. It has some eye popping frescos and important relics for example the arm of St. Francis Xavier. Very near the Pantheon.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

After fighting through the crowds in the Vatican and especially the Sistine Chapel I was feeling pretty disillusioned with my experiences in Rome, that was until I came across Chiesa del Gesù! What an absolute gem, this church has to be one of the most...More

1  Thank Maddie W
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We popped our heads in to this church out of curiosity and were so happy we did! The founding Church of the Jesuits is absolutely gorgeous and features unforgettable architecture and artwork. The painted figures on the ceiling interact with sculpted figures to create a...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Although St. Peter’s and the other major basilicas are a must, the Gesu is the most beautiful church in Rome to me. Very Baroque. The ceiling is breathtaking as well as the beautiful altars. It is toward the Wedding Cake so you could visit it...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

I heard a lot of good things about the church. I went on a Sunday afternoon, but they were closed so couldn’t get in. Went back the following day around 11:30 and they were open. The decor inside was amazing and the paintings on the...More

1  Thank Noreen M
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

A stunning church and a must-see, especially for those with an appreciation for the Jesuits. St. Ignatius is buried here and drafted the founding rules of the order next door, in rooms that can be visited (through a separate entrance from 4-6pm Mon-Sat and 10-12...More

2  Thank EWL930
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

The Gesu is very close to the Pantheon and the Santa Maria sopra Minerva, so a special trip is not needed and it is worth looking at. The Gesu is the very first Jesuit-dedicated church so it has interest from that perspective; and the interior,...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

This is the first Jesuit church and it has a beautiful painted ceiling that you should check out if you are in the area. Nice feature is that there is a mirror you can use to view the ceiling so you don’t have to strain...More

1  Thank 597tedl
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Adele B
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Stephanie K | Reviewed this property |
We didn't take a car into Rome - much easier to walk and take buses...
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tromano91
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.
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deamd
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
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