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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 3 days ago

There are so many beautiful churches in Rome it's hard to pick a favorite, but in my opinion this is one of the most beautiful churches in the city.

Thank Adam N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although you may have seen plenty of churches already while visiting Rome, I would place this in my top 5 and a must visit. The first thing I noticed when entering was the incredible amount of marble work within the architecture of the building and...More

Thank James I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful church has the most extrodinary tromp l'oeil in the ceiling vault, which was a highlight for us. Definitely worth seeing

Thank Bernadette G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not like that Ignatius Loyola's chapel and image are larger than any depiction of Christ, making the founder of Jesuit order loom more prominent than Jesus himself. As far as art is considered this is the first church with Baroque facade in the...More

Thank Milen D
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My family was celebrating a graduation by vacationing in Italy. One of my son's teachers told him to visit the Chiesa del Gesu if he had the chance. What a surprise experience. It is the first Jesuit church and we found it to have an...More

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The main church of the Order of the Jesuits. In response to the Reformation is very richly decorated with fairy ceiling.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I am not religious but this church is absolutely worth seeing. It is the mother church for the Jesuits and being so it is richly decorated and in a baroque style - it is absolutely stunning.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Not really, its a great church. Of particular note is the ceiling which spills over the fresco into the other parts of the ceiling (masterful use of perspective and illusionistic lighting). Also, depending on your proclivities, St. Ignatius of Loyola's tomb is here

Thank TheScarletRose
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I almost don't want to post this review because I want this church to remain a hidden gem. The interior of Chiesa del Gesu is absolutely stunning. I'm not religious, but I was moved by the beautiful artistry on display in the sanctuary. But perhaps...More

Thank MateoGP
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were at the Gesu at 530pm, there is a wonderful ceremony at the chapel of St. Ignatius. It lasts around 15 minutes.

Thank stephenr1951
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
Is there parking near?
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...
Someone said there were daily services at the church. What time are they?
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.
Is their a cost to visit ?
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