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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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  • Perhaps put this Basilica, belonging to the order of the Jesuits on one of the first places among seen in Rome. To understand this, I had to come here again (to a question about the benefits of repeated visits). Still, the abundance of impressions and information received in a concentrated form, sometimes play a negative role. And here is a slow, thoughtful and selective inspection helps to see some of the locations in a very different form. Basilica del Gesu is a pure delight. Recommend. Even pointless to describe something separate when liked simply everything. Is a little away from the Piazza Venezia, but go here just a couple of minutes.
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  • Us cost find it, because by was not called excessively it attention, but by inside is spectacular.
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  • 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 vi...  more »
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  • The ceiling is breathtaking. Lots of marvelous statues and painting all around the big church, which is right in the city center. Highly recommended.
  • Take time to visit the rooms of St. Ignatius (Le stanze di sant’Ignazio). Entrance is beside the church. Very impressive.
  • Mother of the society of Jesus. Peaceful and joyful church. Take time to enjoy the stories of Ignatius and his disciples following Christ.
  • Jesuit church with ornate tomb of Ignatius and Gaulli's theatrical baroque ceiling painting. Painting equivalent of Bernini's sculptural achievements.
  • 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.