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Chiesa del Gesu

Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 697001
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“jesuit church” (41 reviews)
“ignatius loyola” (22 reviews)
“jesuit order” (21 reviews)
Piazza del Gesu | Via degli Astalli, 16, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 29 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
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

It seems some tourist sites get all the attention like the Sistine Chapel that is jammed with people. We happened upon this church during Sunday morning service on the way to Colosseum. We quietly slipped in and peaked. The ceiling is stunning and it has...More

Thank locallinda
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Chiesa del Gesu is relatively close to the Pantheon, so you could visit it when you are in the area, provided you find it open, as opening times are strict. It does not look especially attractive from the street, but if you enter you will...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 2 September 2017

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

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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
22 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