inside has the most amazing painting ! a painting of jesus christ that depends on your sight of view,has open or closed eyes.
This wasn't on my list of must sees but I did manage to catch it toward the end of my time in Rome. Not sure if I was suffering church overload by then, but it didn't impress me as some other churches, and there are a couple of smaller churches that were far more interesting to me than this one.... More
So at first glance, this church is very beautiful with frescoes on the ceiling, many statues, and a lot like other churches in Rome. But if you time it just right, and arrive just before 1730, you can take a seat and enjoy a "multimedia event" and the unveiling of the statue of St. Ignatius with music, narration (in Italian)... More
I probably wouldn't have made the effort to go to this church but it was very close to our apartment so we dropped in. It seemed to me to be another overblown Baroque church. The main items that stood out to me were the sculpture of Religion Overthrowing Heresy (a big message to the Protestant heretics) and the ceiling. The... More
This is the most amazing Baroque church. The painting, sculpture,architecture and gilding are breathtaking! A definite must see. So much quieter than the major tourist sites!!
Rome is filled with churches, one more ornate and gaudy than the next. After a while they can start to seem the same. Gesu stands out because of the ceilings - while most frescoed churches have the paintings sit inside "frames" on the ceiling, here the figures spill out of the frames and onto the ceiling. The effet is quite... More
This church is absolutely amazing with different twists in every turn. A must to just sit and gaze at the story the ceiling tells!! The left side of the alter there is a nook that has several walls of skulls in cases. Not sure the significance, but definitely different from other churches.
I knew what to expect at approx 5.30pm every day, nonetheless I wanted to see the large sculpture that is behind a large painting on the wall on the left hand side of the church, the choral music and prayers that are played prior to the theatrics add to the experience, yes it is all a bit much for a... More
Unfortunately this church is only open at certain times and on certain days (e.g. Sundays are 10am to 12 noon). This meant there was a service going on when we went so we missed out on seeing some parts and felt a little awkward being there taking photos (minus flash).
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