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Chiesa del Gesu, Rome

4.7
#25 of 524 in Historic Sites in Rome
Standing on one side of Rome's Piazza del Gesu, Chiesa del Gesu is the founding church of the Jesuit order, consecrated in 1584. The building's intricate facade is perhaps the first truly Baroque design in the world. Admire the ornate nave and its Neoclassical molding, marble reliefs, and richly colored ceiling frescoes. Wander from chapel to chapel to discern the design features that set each one apart. Be sure to visit to the tomb of Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits who later became a saint. Check online to learn about choir concerts, special events, and religious services. Make Chiesa del Gesu a centerpiece of your Rome vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rome trip itinerary maker site.
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  • Gesù is the Jesuit church of Rome. The church is absolutely stunning and breath-taking. It is huge and has a highly ornate nave and altar. You will be impressed. This is one of the churches in...  more »
  • This church was completed and then dedicated in 1584. Many of the paintings and notably, the incredible ceiling artwork, was completed in the second half of the seventeenth century. The huge...  more »
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  • First impression, small church and with no taste, BUT when.you go.Inside, your mind is blown. Incredible detail and paintings all over the ceiling. Definitely worth it. Still, it is one of the most beautiful churches I have seen, artistically speaking
  • Beautiful, inside and out! St. Ignatius of Loyola is a favorite saint of mine, which made my visit even more memorable. I recommend visiting this splendid church! You’ll be glad you did! As I recall, it’s not very far from the Pantheon.

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