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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  • For anyone who's studied Baroque art and architecture, or indeed just loves that style, then Rome's big three of St Peter's Basilica, Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and Gesu, are a bit of a (secula...  more »
  • Few know of the existence of this normal church, there are so many in Rome. It has a hidden treasure and is its ceiling, it looks like a Sistine chapel in small, it is beautiful.
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  • The location is very hidden, the appearance is similar to the Temple of Jesus, and is highly recommended. Having seen so many churches in Europe, my favorite is St. Ina's. Walking into the church happens to be a concert (like an event at the Korean Consulate), with the sound of a child's voice, looking up at Pozzo's Zenith painting, really very shocking, and there is a little excitement inside. Rome, all said dirty mess, but there are too many cultural heritage, this open-air museum, I think I will go again, unforgettable to the extreme! Beautiful and vicissitudes, thick and poignant, this is the feeling of Rome to me, really still like this city, go wherever you will imagine the past life scene. Rome, by all means rome.- - 2019.10.9
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  • An image is worth a thousand words. Here you have three thousand words. These pictures say more than I could say. The details in this church are unbelievable. It is hard to belive people were able to build such a beautiful church in 1650. I recommend reading a bit about this church before visiting it!
  • I am not usually one for visiting Churches (or any religious venue) but we ended up popping into this one by accident and I am glad we did. It is absolutely stunning, with a beautiful structure covered in mesmerising paintings from the ground to the top of the dome. It had my 4-year-old asking me how on earth they managed to to make such a beautiful building without cranes and diggers- I had no answer other than to say ‘magic’. 😂 Needless to say, well worth a quick visit in between Pantheon and Trevi Fountains.
  • Lovely little church with interesting paintings. Interesting to see the flat-domed ceiling. Helpful guide gave us a free audio-guide in English to help guide us around the church, and give us more information than we would otherwise have.
  • I highly recommend you not to miss this church! Famous for its ceiling mural and its optical illusion, the church also offers a spacous inner with wonderful sculptures. You can spend 10 minutes or 2 hours it's up to you, but in this case devote as much time to this place as possible.
  • This church helps us to feel the richness of spirituality. I say and experienced it. While praying felt the powerful thought like this was the church once filled with religious and could hear the echoing voices of prayer , for Jesuits it's an important church which strengthen their founders desire of serving the lose souls in the city ....
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