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  Incredible ceiling frescoes in Chiesa del Ges¨
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  • Incredible ceiling frescoes in Chiesa del Gesù - Rome
      Incredible ceiling frescoes in Chiesa del Ges¨
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  • The Baroque façade - Rome
      The Baroque fašade
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  • Frescoes extending beyond their frame... - Rome
      Frescoes extending beyond their frame...
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  • The entire ceiling - Rome
      The entire ceiling
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Celebrated for its most astonishing ceiling frescoes, la Chiesa del Ges¨ was Rome's first Jesuit church. Funded by the prominent Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, its construction began in 1568 in a style that became the footprint for Counter-Reformation Baroque style. The amazing ceiling frescoes include trompe l'oeil that extend beyond the painted frames. The church contains the tomb of the founder of the Jesuit Order, Saint Ignatius Loyola (Sant'Ignazio di Loyola). The church's Baroque exterior fašade dominates Piazza del Ges¨ in the heart of the central Roma.

Address: Piazza del Ges¨ - Centro Storico, Roma
Directions: Near Piazza Venezia
Phone: +39 06 697001
Website: http://www.chiesadelgesu.org

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  • Updated Apr 20, 2009
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