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Chiesa del Gesu

Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 697001
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So pretty.

I heard a lot of good things about the church. I went on a Sunday afternoon, but they were closed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Noreen M
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A stunning church and a must-see, especially for those with an appreciation for the Jesuits. St... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

I heard a lot of good things about the church. I went on a Sunday afternoon, but they were closed so couldn’t get in. Went back the following day around 11:30 and they were open. The decor inside was amazing and the paintings on the...More

Thank Noreen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A stunning church and a must-see, especially for those with an appreciation for the Jesuits. St. Ignatius is buried here and drafted the founding rules of the order next door, in rooms that can be visited (through a separate entrance from 4-6pm Mon-Sat and 10-12...More

Thank EWL930
Reviewed 1 January 2018

The Gesu is very close to the Pantheon and the Santa Maria sopra Minerva, so a special trip is not needed and it is worth looking at. The Gesu is the very first Jesuit-dedicated church so it has interest from that perspective; and the interior,...More

Thank Hendrixnuzzles
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This is the first Jesuit church and it has a beautiful painted ceiling that you should check out if you are in the area. Nice feature is that there is a mirror you can use to view the ceiling so you don’t have to strain...More

1  Thank 597tedl
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This church was built according to a desire of Saint Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. The foundation and subsequent development are quite complex, yet the result is impressive: the vault has a great wall-painting, and the alter dedicated to Saint Loyola on the left...More

Thank Salgari7777
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is St Ignatius of Loyal's burial place (with the building where he studied next door). Stop in and see the artwork and St Ignatius' burial tomb. If you are in the church at 5:30pm (17:30) there is a short ceremony when the altar opposite...More

Thank WestMichEng
Reviewed 4 November 2017

It is a quite special church, especially for the painted roof - only after few minutes, we realized that there are no statues attached, but really amazing paintings, using the "trompe l'oeil" technique - absolutely superb!

1  Thank Tiberiu D
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is an ultra baroque Jesuit church with a mechanical curtain at one of its chapels that is supposed to open and close at some point in a ceremony. Worth checking out.

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A rather ordinary exterior reveals the most beautiful ceiling fresco inside. The interior is generally spectacular and with free entry and relatively few fellow visitors this church is well worth a visit. Recommended but do check the opening hours first.

Thank Mandy261
Reviewed 11 October 2017

had he opportunity to stumble upon this church while waiting for a tour nearby. Truly amazing piece of baroque church which doesn't get a lot of press,,

Thank jackpine2
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