Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, Rome

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#12 of 252 in Historic Sites in Rome
Built to commemorate the founder of the Jesuit order, the 17th-century Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola features an interior with gilded ornaments, marble reliefs, and remarkable frescoes. Admire the church's Baroque facade before heading inside to study the fresco glorifying St. Ignatius. Covering the ceiling of the nave, it creates an optical illusion of a dome. You can wander the plaza where the church is located to see examples of Rococo architecture. Put Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola into our Rome vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rome.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We just happened upon this lovely church and are so glad we did. The deocr and paintings were very impressive and it had very pretty music softly playing. It is a church you can imagine attending beca...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Both its great dome, and inside sculptures and painted frescoes are a gem to the delight. And the model that is present at the input, simply spectacular. To admire.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I've been to this church today, and passing in the Pantheon area one can not visit! Unfortunately, my boyfriend and I were in shorts, and as requested by the sign at the entrance there are driven away from the entrance. very pretty as Church
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  • Great place! Inside it seems that Chiesa has a big three-dimensional dome, but it hasn't got it. That's all due to the great artist's skill. Wonderfull painting. Recommended to visit
  • This is one of the churches that brought me more peace of soul! It's a blessing, visit, participate, you'll enjoy every second!
  • Amazing optical illusion with the dome. First stand on the small gold circle in the middle of the nave. Look at the dome. Now walk to underneath the dome.
  • great old church great optical illusion on the bronze ceiling panel. when in Roma don't miss this true unique wonder. i was able to show this to a friend for a few minutes by asking the local cop for 5 minutes time to illegally park next to the church per favorie milla grazie. my eyes only gushed a little blood and my skin burst into flames one time until i was back into the rental car
  • Unbelievable experience and breathtaking church. The most impressive is the marmol masterpiece of the Ludovico Ludovisi funeral monument with all the cloth details and frienges carved from marmol!!

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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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