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Church of St. Louis of the French, Rome
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One of five national churches of France located in Italy, Church of St. Louis of the French features three world-renowned paintings by the Baroque master Caravaggio representing the major events from the life of St. Matthew. Artist Domenichino, whose portrayal of the life of St. Cecilia is considered one of his masterpieces, created many of the frescoes. Several other notable artists worked on the decoration of the interior. The church was constructed between 1518 and 1589. It was eventually completed though the personal intervention of Catherine de Medici, an Italian noblewoman who was the wife and mother of several French kings. Plan your visit to Church of St. Louis of the French and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rome vacation builder.
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  • Every time I enter I pause to contemplate the paintings of Caravaggio like it was the first time I see them. I'm ecstatic, of the absolute masterpieces
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  • The Church of San Luis guard three marvelous works of Caravaggio and this is an additional incentive to visit the Church, the square and the French Bookstore, thinking how they persevered for so many centuries.
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  • In fact, this church, shows its best inside, with its masterpieces of Caravaggio....in Centre, come in and sit enraptured to ammionare these frescoes, paintings ... What about ... maybe not appreciate them because we have too many in Italy and not give him the right value. but better that way ...
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  • Really nice church and definitely a must for all those who love Caravaggio!
  • Ornate Renaissance and baroque art and sculpture. 3 amazing Caravaggio's
  • Free to the public, beautiful church, excellent example of works by Caravaggio. Note: the lights shining on the paintings are set on a timer which is linked to a donation box. Meaning, if you want to see the paintings, you drop a euro or two into the box and the lights will turn on. Gotta love the French.
  • Here you'll find 3 amazing paintings of Caravaggio: they are awesome!
  • The church is extremely rich, but it would be just a common rich church without the 5-star paintings of Caravaggio.