Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, Genoa

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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. To visit Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea and get the most from your holiday in Genoa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Genoa trip builder website .
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  • Perhaps the most beautiful church in Genoa. Richly decorated with original paintings by PP Rubens almost too good to be true.  more »
  • Next to the Palais Ducal, this beautiful church, a jewel of rare beauty. The most beautiful part of Genoa, as far as I'm concerned. In the main altar is a richness, in Baroque style. The dome is Geovanni Carlone, beautiful. All the side chapels are fabulous, and worthy to stop to enjoy. The organ, and simply fabulous and Rico
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  • Nice, indeed this beautiful church, rebuilt by the Jesuits and compressed between the Doge and the back side of the building that houses the Liguria region. There are many works of art that surprisingly, you will find that are present in that Church. Enjoy your visit.
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  • An impressive church beside Piazza del Ferrari. Beautiful interiors
  • Beautiful church with a stunning interior.
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  • The most beautiful church of Genoa. When the first time you get here that captures the spirit of beauty. Every inch of space-a work of art. The Church can be seen. It's big and very beautiful. Many paintings, statues, sculpting. Definitely worth a visit. The truth is it is often closed.
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  • Actually everything is in disarray in Genoa a bit. A building next to the other. But maybe that's just the Reitz of the city. In addition, the paths are not far away. From Piazza de Ferrari, you quickly reach the Piazza Matteotti. Here is the Chiesa del Gesù. The Genoese call them Chiesa del Gesù e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea. Chiesa del Gesù, so my opinion is worth a visit churches in General. Are not necessarily religious reasons, but because of the incredible treasures to be discovered. In many churches, paintings of inestimable value. Here in the Chiesa del Gesù, there to see for example two paintings by Peter Paul Rubens. But the remaining Church is very richly decorated. Apparently people here love stucco and gold. The Church itself was built probably at the end of the 16th century. Formerly a Jesuit church stood here.
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