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Church of St. Louis of the French
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Owner description: Closed on Thursdays! The famous painter Caravaggio (1573-1610) was commissioned to paint for this church, where in one of its chapels is his realistic naturalism in three scenes of the life of St. Matthew.
Reviewed July 9, 2013

If you interested in art history, than this church is one that cannot be missed. The Caravaggio's are truly amazing. Don't miss them.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Nice to see Carvaggio paintings in the place it was intended and not a museum. You have to put coins in a machine to keep the lights on-quaint

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very beautiful church, few steps from Piazza Navona, contains masterpieces by Caravaggio: The Martyrdom of St. Matthew, St. Matthew and the Angel and Calling of Saint Matthew.
During religious ceremonies is burned incense and often hosts choirs of sacred music really enjoyable.
Stay tuned, it's worth it.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Exquisite church... Full of intricate history! Pls read up on its origins before you visit. Next to the churc, there is a french library and many little stores...

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Caravaggio was a fierce genius and noted rabblerouser, so it's a bit odd to consider that he may be best viewed when he has played by all the rules. commissioned by the French clerics who owned this church, he produced an incredible triad of paintings depicting events in the life of Saint Matthew. For those unwilling or unable to spend hours in major galleries hunting for their favourite paintings, this is must-see viewing. Three works of genius placed where they were intended to be, so that the strategy of the painting's composition becomes evident. the rest of the church is pretty spectacular, too--really one of the most enjoyable tourist sites in Rome as it's never over-crowded.

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