Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, Rome

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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. By using our Rome trip itinerary builder tool , you can arrange your visit to Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and other attractions in Rome.
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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • A must see in Rome. Stare at the main vault and you'll be amazed by the depth that the prospective paintings provide. Look a little further to the main dome, it's fake... What?? Yes, it's just a perfect painting that creates the illusion of a real one. It will be clear once you walk underneath it. On the left, there is a station that in the evening turns the lights on for both the vault and the dome. 1€ each.
  • My wife and I were walking from Piazza Navona to the Trevi Fountain and accidentally found St. Ignatius. I personally found it to be more beautiful than St. Peter's. It is nowhere near as big but the architecture and art are every bit as beautiful. This is a most see.
  • Right at the heart of the historic center, and quite accessible. About 800 meters from Ponte Umberto II, walk via Via del Corso Emmanuelle. You will see beautiful sites along the way. There is holy Mass in the morning and 12noon. Beautiful Church
  • Found this place by accident on the way to the Pantheon and what an amazing place it is. The paintings on the ceiling are amazing and it takes a good long look before you realize it`s not a dome in the ceiling but a painting. Well worth going inside.
  • A beautiful church dedicated to St. Ignatius. Breathtaking artwork on the ceiling, and check out the cupola... that's not a cupola! It also houses what remains of a large frescoe of the Incarnation -- Our Lady of the Annunciation, which the Marian Congregations (now the Christian Life Community) adopted as devotion.

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