Chiesa di San Ignazio di Loyola

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Chiesa di San Ignazio di Loyola Rome Reviews

Vipin Vipin
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Hidden gem May 08, 2011
The church is located very near the pantheon, and I must confess that I probably wouldn’t have even found it if it wasn’t for some aimless wandering. I’m glad I did though as the church is a bit of a hidden gem.

Inside, the art work is amazing. It pays to have strong neck muscles here, as the baroque art and style is spectacular. I loved how the frescoes covered each of the five continents (according to traditional geography of the period of course!). The chapels are also wonderfully decorated as is the main altar. On Sundays, there is a small but loyal group of worshippers attending the service. Apart from the ceiling artwork, what I loved about this place was the fact that it was so beautifully decorated and yet not known at all to most visitors to the city. Anywhere else, this church would be a major visiting point.

Worth popping into when you are visiting the Pantheon.
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