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Chiesa del Gesu

Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 697001
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Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 697001
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Chiesa del Gesu is a main Jesuit church in Rome and it is a free entry. The interior is very busy Baroque, even Rococo, in my opinion. It is a quiet refuge off a busy street, a couple blocks west of Piazza Venezia. The Jesuit...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not planned to visit but just happened to pass and were attracted inside by the music coming from within. Very impressive building and exquisite statuary.

Thank hhm501
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Chiesa di Gesù... Jesuit home-base church, designed to battle the Protestant heresy of the day... And to drive the point home, there's a statue showing Saint Mary stumping over the snake (i.e., Martin Luther, bless his Protestant heart) and driving the latter and Jan Huss...More

Thank alina_wood
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Spectacular--but so are the other 10 plus similar wonderful churches of rome. If near the pantheon, colusium, piazza navona, trajens market it's nearby. See it. 1/2 hour or less unless you are a Catholic devotee.

Thank gregp422
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Beautiful little church right off Piazza Venezia. If you are walking to the Pantheon from Piazza Venezia then you pretty much have to walk right by this church. The ceiling is beautiful and ornate but the main attraction is St. Ignatius altar. All the work...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

My friend told me to go here and I was absolutely amazed. The church's very beautiful, the ceilings are full of wonderful 3D paintings. It's a church and some people are praying so we need to be quiet.

Thank David A
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We were alerted by a distant relative of St Ignatius to the Chiesa. We intended to visit and in preparation I began ready the history of the Jesuit order. Once in Rome I read the wonderful reviews in this forum. Armed with all of that...More

Thank robert n
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I wasn't prepared for the overwhelming fresco which was more powerful than a 3D film the way it showed non catholics descending into hell. One of the most powerful examples of religious propaganda I've ever seen. My jaw literally dropped. Saint Ignatius of Loyola is...More

Thank cailebotte
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

CHIESA DEL GESU ( THE CHURCH OF THE GESU ) is an absolutely stunning church in a beautiful square. The church exterior although beautiful does not do justice to the interior of this church. Every part of this church is richly decorated in some of...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had already been to the big Roman churches--St Peter's, State Maria Maggiore, etc--and this trip we decided to visit others. The interiors of the two Jesuit churches we visited were easily the most beautiful we saw this trip: Gesu, and St Ignatius. Well worth...More

Thank Michael G
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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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...
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.
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