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"Il Gesu - perfect example of the Baroque idea" Christian Rome Tip by Chamsa

Christian Rome, Rome: 127 reviews and 216 photos


The importance of the church for Baroque ecclesiastical Catholic architecture must be highlighted especially in the light of the idea of the contra reformation. The mother church of the Jesuits order gives impressive evidence of the splendour of the rich Baroque style.
The edifice was started in 1568 by Giacomo Vignola. After his death in 1573 Giacomo della Porta finished the interiour as well as the facade. In 1584 it was consecrated.
Noticeable is the altar by Andrea Pozzo (1696-1700) with the tomb of Ignazio di Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order.

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  • Written Oct 19, 2003
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