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Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, Rome

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
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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  • Andrea Pozzo painted the ceiling fresco and it is fabulous. I recommend reading about the church's interior art and history before visiting so you know what you are looking at. Not the most popular ch...  read more »
  • The Church of San Ignacio de Loyola is located in a beautiful square in Rome and as everything is Rome, does not disappoint. One of the particularities of this church is that cruise dome is false, i.e. There is no, but has a painting that gives completely the feeling that if there is one, depending on which one you put. It is one of the sights of the city that should not be missed.
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  • This incredible church was recommended to us by fellow travelers at our hotel. So glad they shared. It was stunningly beautiful and we preferred it to the overcrowded over priced Vatican. The incredib...  read more »
  • Built between 1624 and 1650, this magnificent church is sumptuous and awe-inspiring. The facade is in a simple courtyard, but the inside hold the real treasures. Looking up is more important than straight ahead. The trompe l'œil ceiling by Andrea Pozzo is the same calibur work as the frescos in the Vatican museums.
  • The colorful fresco on the ceiling and the painted interior pseudo dome are incredible. Pay 1 euro to light up the ceiling and admire the detail and colors of both the ceiling and the effect of the inside dome that's not really there. Stand underneath the dome to understand the skills of the painter to provide the illusion of the dome.
  • Accidentally walked inside, absolutely marvelous. So far the best site by today. Walk inside, won't regret!!!
  • Much like other people leaving reviews we came across this church by accident on our way to another attraction. I have no idea why it's not promoted as much as other tourist attractions because it's an absolute gem of a find. St.Peter's was amazing but so is this church. Stunning, beautiful and breathtaking are just a few words to describe this place, pictures don't even come close to doing the place justice. I bought a little book about the place (which I don't do often these days) I was so impressed I wanted to know more.. Please don't miss a chance to see this beautiful, beautiful place, you won't be sorry.
  • We kind of wandered into this church by accident, it is not very obvious. We were astounded once we entered, it is magnificent. I have visited a lot of churches, but this one is among the best ever, it is a treasure. Not well known, but truly a work of art and worship. A must see when in Rome. Incredibly ornate, and the sub alter to the right of the main alter is eye popping! Almost unbelievable.
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