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Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

#19 of 1,490 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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Beautiful church

This church is dedicated to the founder of the Jesuit order Ignatius of Loyola. It is was built in the 17th century and is decorated in a baroque style. An interesting point in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris F
Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is dedicated to the founder of the Jesuit order Ignatius of Loyola. It is was built in the 17th century and is decorated in a baroque style. An interesting point in the church is the "dome" which is not a dome but has been painted to give the appearance of a dome.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting church of the Jesuit order. Since they could not make the dome, the artist has painted perfect illusion of a dome inside the ceiling.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't heard much before about this church but when our excellent guide from City Wonders Gigi showed it to us we found it extremely interesting both from an architectoral and historical view. And here is the place where Rafael is buried, which is also interesting to learn.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very impressive church, certainly worth a visit (even if one is somewhat "churched out" from visiting them. It is both majestic and interesting in design; do visit and see what I mean.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church of San Ignacio is located in the heart of Rome. Its facade is relatively simple. This church was built in the 1600’s by the Jesuits. Its most famous feature is the richly decorated ceiling which symbolizes the missionary role of the Jesuits. It is well known for its 3d dome. The Jesuit painter painted a flat ceiling making... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, that list of churchs that I have been to includes the Vatican it self. But this church has beauty and a history that has something fragile about it. In the ceiling you'll find beautiful paintings and something that amazed me and that made me think about the church in it's place in the human timeline. The ceiling contains the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must if you love Jesuits. A awe and breathtaking Chiesa. Another place where having a guide comes in handy because there is so much history involved.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place for respite from the noise and smog of Rome. Tranquility as soon as one gets through the door. The ceiling is a real tour de force, as are the side altars. It is a good place for quiet reflection.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really one of the most must see church once you are in Rome due to its` paintings especially the one of the ceilings. The one of the most impressive thing it the fake cupola which one will not realize at all that this is only a painting and even the ceiling there is lot of perspective involved.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots of churches in Rome, but this is by far the most interesting. It is opulent...of course...but due to lack of funding the cupola and ceiling are optical illusions. Absolutely incredible....I couldn't stop looking at it! Don't miss this church!

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