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Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio, Rome

Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio - Rome, Italy
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio
Via del Caravita, 8A, Rome, Italy 00186Map
Piazza di Sant Ignazio
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

Church of Sant'Ignazio was built in the first decade of the 17th Century to pay homage to the founder of the Jesuit Order. The magnificent splendor of this chapel is typical of the period. Inside, you can admire the precious stones, gilding, marble and stucco work. For the frescoes they called upon the artist Andrea Pozzo, who designed the trompe l'oeil effect ceiling featuring a cupola. A cupola was designed but never built, due to the proximity of the monastery of Dominican friars, as it would have blocked the light in their living quarters.

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  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Argentina
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