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Chiesa del Gesu

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Address: Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Chapel of St. Ignatius

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gesu is heaven for art lovers. If you are a fan of Baroque, this is your place. They kindly have a mirror which reflects the magnificent ceiling without forcing you to strain your neck and your vision. A church which reflects the time in which it was built.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This church has a rich interior. You will astounded by the works of Bernini and Pozzo. This church is actually the principal church of the Jesuits. It is considered the first fully Baroque church. The design is by Vignola and Giacomo della Porta and its plan and facade dates back to 1575. The Jesuits were founded in 1540, and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I think, if possible, this was even more impressive than the Sistine chapel. The art is incredible and looks like it's leaping from the walls and ceilings! Well worth a visit, and there's an amazing gelateria nearby for after ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I recommend combining a visit here with one to the church of St Ignazio nearby (part 1 of this review). This is the mother church of the Jesuit Order (The Society of Jesus). The interior is considered one of the masterpieces of Baroque with the nave and sanctuary frescoes being magnificent, and clearly influenced by Bernini. I strongly recommend visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Probably thee most beautiful church interior ever, Il Gesu Church in Rome is a wonder to the eyes. Breathtaking ceiling of heaven in its full glory, gold everywhere, blue marble at the tombs of St Ignatius of Loyola and St Francis Xavier. Come by at 5:45 and see the lights go on with music - one of the most amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The main Jesuit church in Rome. Do not miss the opulent painting on the ceiling. Probably one of the finest Baroque images ever.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My wife and I visited the Chiesa del Gesù, the mother church of the Jesuits, expecting a simple church. Aside from the fact that the Chiesa del Gesù has no aisles, it is anything but simple. It is the epitome of baroque. Exquisite frescoes, many of them trompe-l’œil, and paintings adorn anything and everything – from ceilings and barrel vaults... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Impressive outside and in with it's striking ceiling. Worth including on your down town wanderings. Free entry. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Was fortunate to see this beautiful church on Christmas Eve. Choir was singing , candles glowing and the scent of a cool December evening was in the air. Truly magical.

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