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Chiesa del Gesu, Rome

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Standing on one side of Rome's Piazza del Gesu, Chiesa del Gesu is the founding church of the Jesuit order, consecrated in 1584. The building's intricate facade is perhaps the first truly Baroque design in the world. Admire the ornate nave and its Neoclassical molding, marble reliefs, and richly colored ceiling frescoes. Wander from chapel to chapel to discern the design features that set each one apart. Be sure to visit to the tomb of Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits who later became a saint. Check online to learn about choir concerts, special events, and religious services. Make Chiesa del Gesu a part of your Rome vacation plans using our Rome trip generator.
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  • You must visit this church as it's only second to San Pietro! The ceilings are incredibly full of paintings ,statues ,at times even too much ....Very unique is the burial place dedicated to St. Ignati...  read more »
  • Xavier's hand. Excellent very great Church is Xavier's hand still have impact. Recommended because it is packed with attractions, such as carvings and interior decorations.
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  • Built in 1568 on idea of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the society of Jesus, striking for its wealth of gold, alabaster, marble, Crystal, Onyx and other precious materials which adorn the Interior and the wonderful times. Under the altar of the Saint's right hand is contained in a reliquary. To highlight the beautiful chapels. Just curious er:p see the full time in the back of the Church is a mirror specifically inclined. The Church was built in a style between Renaissance and Baroque that it inspired the term "Jesuitical" then fell into disuse. Don't miss to visit it!
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  • One of the most important Church of the Jesuist Company, along St Ignazio de Loyola Church. It is very beautiful but in my opinion not as much as the other one.
  • One of my favorite churches in Roma. Probably the most glorious interior I've seen. An absolute treat! There is also a small museum which is free to enter and is really nice
  • The holy church of the order of the Jezuits Just wait and sit just at around 5 oclock and you see the miracle happening. The front plate slides slowly down and the statue of San Ignatio is revealied. For half an hour only.
  • The Chiesa Il Gesù (Church of the Gesù), a 16th-century late Renaissance church in Rome, is the mother church of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits. Originally very austere, Il Gesù's interior was opulently decorated starting in the 17th century. Now its frescoes, sculptures and shrines make it one of the foremost examples of Roman Baroque art.
  • Beautiful church in and out
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