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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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  • A very nice visit. Don't want to waste a lot of time. If you have availability put it in your travel program.
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  • That Xavier's hand as we went. Xavier learned in history. A solemn atmosphere in the 偲bimashita hundreds of years ago Xavier feat.
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  • The paintings in this church is truly overwhelming. If you only need to see one thing in Rome, then I'd prioritize this .... like at 17 o'clock, where are told very vividly about the Church (in Italian ... but live anyway). The ceiling paintings is performed according to a special technique so they are three-dimensional. If you are not religious, so you get it here.
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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.