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Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

#20 of 1,430 things to do in Rome
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Piazza Sant'Ignazio, 00186 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 679 4406
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This Church has a dome that ISN´T a dome. It was painted to look like a dome. It is absolutely gorgeous.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Church has a dome that ISN´T a dome. It was painted to look like a dome. It is absolutely gorgeous.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Built in the middle of the 17th century as the basilica for the eponymous Jesuit college, the ceiling painting is reckoned to be the largest fresco in the world. It represents the four known continents with appropriate images for each. Helpfully, there is a mirror angles to look at the ceiling to save cricked necks!

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola built in Baroque style between 1626 and 1650. Gorgeous interior with numerous side chapels. And there are lots of concerts happening there, so if you are around in Rome for some time, don't forget to check the schedule at the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the largest fresco's is painted on the ceiling - there is an interesting view from the mirror in the center as well as from the yellow dot near the end of the benches. This church may be hard to miss as the exterior is grand but blends in with the magnificent surrounding buildings. Near Piazza Navona and Pantheon.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sant'Ignazio Church is located in the square with a same name and may be missed eaily if you did not hear about this cathedral before. However if you go inside and raise your head to the ceiling you immediately decide you need to stay hear for some time to gaze at that enormous masterpiece Dome, designed by Andrea Pozzo. This... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were drawn to this church as we had been schooled by the Jesuits. Slightly understated from the outside like many of Rome's churches. It is a quick walk from the Pantheon and close to Trevi fountain. definitely a church worth visiting when in this amazing section of Rome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On walking through the doors I was blown away by the beautiful artwork on the ceiling. This is a hidden gem and I would have probably not noticed the church had I not been on a tour of the city and was shown it by my guide. It has to be seen and is a wonderful surprise. My children loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Ignazio di Loyola is Rome's largest Jesuit church. The church holds many surprises. It has a magnificent trompe-l'oeil dome by Andrea Pozza. First, find the small disk set into the floor of the nave and look up. It is really hard to believe that this is a flat surface and not a real dome. The overall effect of the... More 

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Wejherowo, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering this church you won't believe the cupola is only painted, not real - it's perfect optical illusion. The fresco on the ceiling is really beautiful - definitely worth seeing. There is some magic in this church and usually it's not so crowded as others.

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Nuuk, Greenland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

impressive ceiling paintings and fun optical illusion with a painted dome. Its was amazing to see. Worth a visit

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