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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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  • I recommend combining a visit here with one to the church of St Ignazio nearby (part 1 of this review). This is the mother church of the Jesuit Order (The Society of Jesus). The interior is considered...  more »
  • The West side of the Piazza Venezia square less than 10 minutes by bus from Termini train station. Here is the Church of heaven tadaya Europe boy Envoy four to Rome after arriving here two months too had stayed. Was looking into the mirror of the trompe l'oeil ceiling looks better, visited to 10 o'clock, one after the other and visitors center. Rising Sun and bright colors, stretches the depth, shows picture in three dimensions. It is worth to visit again.
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  • Probably thee most beautiful church interior ever, Il Gesu Church in Rome is a wonder to the eyes. Breathtaking ceiling of heaven in its full glory, gold everywhere, blue marble at the tombs of St Ign...  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.