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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 centerpiece of your Rome vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rome trip itinerary maker site .
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  • The main church of the Jesuit order. The world's first architectural building in the Baroque style. Inside the Church impresses splendor and wealth. A monumental fresco on the set of "the triumph of the name of Christ" work Bachichcha suppresses any incoming and amazes. The lateral chapels richly decorated with painting and sculpture. Grandly decorated the main Chapel. The best artists and sculptors of the late 16 and 17 centuries graced this temple.
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  • I aggregate to a group of friends tied to an Association for sightseeing. I couldn't have made a better choice. Centuries of history in a church located in the center of Rome. Mannerist style that alternates with the Baroque. Fabulous view of the fresco on the vault of the central altar. Charming appearance of the statue of Saint Ignatius at about 7.00!. By ignorant I can't dwell in the description of various decorations. I can only add ... Gorgeous. Not to be missed.
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  • Gorgeous moldings and ceiling painting, came on board one of the Guide and gasp. On weekdays after 16.00 very few visitors, I advise you to take a peek. Located next to the Palazzo Venezia and Vittorio Emanuele monument.
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  • This church is a stunner 😍Kinda stumbled on it. And what luck that was! The baroque interior is a wonder to behold, as is the tompe l'oeil fresco on ceiling. The shadow paintings give the figures on the ceiling a true 3D effect for viewers below 😮
  • Beautiful Church at about 800 meters from Porto Umberto II, great walk, with much historic sites. Just go along Corso di Vittorio Emmanuelle. There is holy Mass at 7:30am, 12noon and 7:30pm. Quite accessible using public transportation, bus. Typical baroque facade and interiors.
  • Experience the Baroque frescoes and look at the ceiling. Feel like in heaven. Go next door to see the room where st Ignatius Loyola lived at the end of his life
  • The church is open, according to its website: 7:00 to 12:30, 16:00 to 19:45. Helpfully, those in charge suggest that visits to view the interior and artworks (as distinct from those with spiritual and devotional motivations) should be made in the period: 16:30 to 19:00. This is because the church is well-used for Mass and other sacred activities at other times. Recently, at 17:30, the statue of St Ignatius on his altar has been unveiled in a "Son et Lumière" show. The Rooms of St Ignatius are viewable on Weekdays 16:00 to 18:00, Sundays and solemnities 10:00 to 12:00. There is no entry charge, but donations are welcome. The Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 16:00 to 18:00. The church is one of the major Mass centres in the "Centro Storico", and is appreciated by many for its straightforward celebration of the Sacrament on ordinary days ("No warbling or burbling"). Mass is celebrated: Weekdays 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 11:00. 12:00, 19:00. Sundays 8:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 19:00.
  • Beautiful, Roman Church. Educational. Bathroom costs 1 euro.
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