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Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

#19 of 1,396 things to do in Rome
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Piazza Sant'Ignazio, 00186 Rome, Italy
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07:30 - 19:00
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There are wonderful mosaics and a beautiful frescoes ceiling. Also there is a very interesting trompe l'oeil dome. In the heart of Rome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are wonderful mosaics and a beautiful frescoes ceiling. Also there is a very interesting trompe l'oeil dome. In the heart of Rome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are from the types of people who enter from a chrch to church (or basilica to basilica), you are going to enter this one too. The most interesting thing inside of it, I think, is the wooden model of world's most famous churches.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to numerous churches in Italy Spain and occasionally suffer from overload but I must say this magnificent church in Rome takes some beating. The fantastic ceilings sculptures and architecture make it one of the most spectacular and I would highly recommend. the mirrors to help looking at the ceilings are a great touch, plus not too crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church, with a great ceiling painting. The scenes depicts Saint Ignazio. It is very close to Pantheon and it is worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a lovely place with ancient beautiful icons and frescos. Fantastic dome with 3D image. You can look on it during hours with admire and inspire. And don't forget looking a wealthy churches interior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Overall, the church is absolutely beautiful. With sculptures on the walls, marble discs embedded into the floor and a beautifully painted ceiling. When you look up, you imagine that you are looking into a dome, but I won't reveal the secret...you will have to visit yourself to learn about the famous dome in this church. This church is not as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Building of Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola started in 1626, with the church opening to the public in 1650. Work on the building was completed in 1685, however, funds had run out and the intended dome, couldn’t be built. Andrea Pozzo painted the trompe l'oeil dome in 1685, then it was destroyed by fire in 1823. Fortunately Francesco Manno was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

One of the most beautiful churches in Rome. Don't miss Andrea Pozzo's Baroque masterpiece, the painted ceiling with the illusory perspectives of the dome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The church dedicated to St Iganatius of Loyola is a huge church with a typical boroque art. The paintings from the 18th century gives a vivid picture of life of St Ignatius. There are few altars, particularly that of St John Berchmans and that of St Aloysius Gonzaga that gives modest presentation of Baroque art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This church is large, it is built by the Jesuit college, ( in case readers do not know, Papa Francesco, is the first Jesuit Pope) it is a Baroque style, so built in the 16-17 century. The amazing ceiling in tromp l'oeil, by Pozzo, a Jesuit lay brother. There is a mirror places facing the ceiling, so people can look... More 

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