Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, Genoa

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Religious Site
Dating back to the sixth century, Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea is one of the oldest remaining churches in the area, with one very striking feature: its ceiling. Look up to see this masterwork completely coated in bright paintings and gilded in gold. If you manage to visit during sunset, the Baroque-style interior seems to glow under the sunlight. While much of the interior is original, the outside was completely reconstructed in 1894. For Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea and beyond, use our Genoa travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Genoa vacation.
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  • Is a very large church and rich. With wonderful paintings, including two by Rubens. A nice treat for those who enter.
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  • From outside it doesn't seem anything that, due to 19th century façade, while the Interior, besides being a treasure trove of Baroque, can also be considered a small gallery, which houses paintings of considerable thickness (Rubens, Reni and others). If you like art to devote a lot of time, because there is so much to see. Certainly one of the finest churches in the city. It's easy to find because it is located in piazza Matteotti (where it is also the main façade of the Doge), just behind piazza De Ferrari (sea side).
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  • We went in on a Sunday just before the mass started and were honoured to hear the priest and congregation sing a most beautiful hymn which we managed to record. A beautiful church that we would have w...  more »
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  • An impressive church beside Piazza del Ferrari. Beautiful interiors
  • It's a small church located near piazza dei Ferrari, of Baroque style and decorated up to the limit to not find not only corner without marble or gold. Impressive.
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  • To visit!!
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  • Beautiful temple. We made a stop-a visit and were on our way to the old town
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  • Beautiful church, one of the few with the heat coming from the floor. Also wonderful paintings!
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