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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” (22 reviews)
“jesuit order” (21 reviews)
LOCATION
Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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+39 06 697001
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"jesuit church"
in 42 reviews
"ignatius loyola"
in 22 reviews
"jesuit order"
in 21 reviews
"ceiling fresco"
in 10 reviews
"counter reformation"
in 8 reviews
"baroque style"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful ceiling"
in 9 reviews
"trompe l'oeil"
in 8 reviews
"ceiling art"
in 5 reviews
"main church"
in 7 reviews
"amazing church"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful churches in rome"
in 5 reviews
"piazza venezia"
in 15 reviews
"altar"
in 36 reviews
"founded"
in 27 reviews
"nun"
in 7 reviews
"beauty"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The only question that irriated me afyer visiting this gorgous ,heavenly and the unbelievable church is,why is not on the top attractions in Rome.? amazing frescos wonder pieces of art of Guille .bethtaking interiors that will haunt you for so long with an aching neck.ill...More

Thank Kinana E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside one would not think much of the interior of Chiesa Del Gesu. Inside it was awe inspiring! The ceiling artwork along the entire football field long of church was jaw dropping. The artwork was so large that the church placed a concave...More

Thank GintamaZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited many cathedrals / churches from the Holy Land to the Americas and beyond, but were simply stunned by the interior of this church. It makes St Peters Basilica pale into shade in terms of decor and majesty. Clearly the latter wins in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was high on my list to visit since I am part of the Gesu Church in my hometown and all the postcards I receive state Gesu Rome. After a long day of sightseeing, we finally made it to Gesu Church! Once you walk in...More

Thank zpcsc
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Well worth a visit. A very peaceful setting amid this busy city. Some lovely things to see. We came across this place while on our way through central Rome and really glad we decided to call in.

Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

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

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 21 April 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 16 April 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.

Thank Jim O
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Reviewed 2 April 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 26 February 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

Thank knewman710
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Adele B
23 April 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
7 June 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
3 May 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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