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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 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite churches in Rome and I always try to pop in everytime I am in the City. The exterior is extremely boring and very effectively gives no indication of the beauty of the interior from the unsuspecting. It is fun...More

Thank Evets54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on the rather plain exterior, you may be tempted to pass the church by. But a visit to the inside is well worth your time - the interior is stunning with a magnificent alter and a beautiful ceiling by Gaulli. And don't miss Theodon's...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as famous as some of the other churches in Rome, and definitely not impressive from outside (looks really ordinary!), but this is a very important church from the historical and architectural points of view. Why historical? Because this was the mother church of the...More

1  Thank Alex280546
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked down Via degli Astalli to the lovely Church of the Gesu, the first Jesuit Church built in 1568. Designed and constructed with the help and guidance of the Farnese family, baroque masters enhanced the church with beautiful stuccos and frescoes. The Chapel of...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 17 August 2017

DOn't forget when you want to visit, that they keep very strongly the "siesta". The church is closed from 12.00 noon until late afternoon. But if you get in, you can only admire the wonders of the church.

1  Thank 545medva
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 29 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
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