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Chiesa del Gesu, Rome

#25 of 521 in Historic Sites in Rome
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Church
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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  • Stop by to see the gorgeous ceiling and experience one of the lovely churches of Rome. We saw this and St. Ignatius Church and the two make a fine pair.  more »
  • For me, third time was a charm and the Church was finally opened. Those who want to visit “Il Gesu” should check the opening hours carefully and try to make a morning visit. It is one of the most...  more »
  • Beautiful Church...
  • One word can determine the impression from the view of this place: omg but it's beautiful

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