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St Ignatius of Loyola

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Overview

Title
St Ignatius of Loyola
Author
fede_76
Rating
3.14
Year
1650 AD
Cost
Free Admission
Average visit time
30 minutes
Address
Piazza di Sant'ignazio, 00186 Rome RM
Hours of operation
7:30am-12.30pm 3.00pm-7.15pm
Contacts
Phone: 066794406

Description

The corner-stone was laid only in 1626, but the Church of St Ignatius of Loyola was opened to the public already in 1650, the Holy Year. The Church of St Ignatius of Loyola was built directly where the Temple of Isis had stood during the Imperial era; this was the centre of the egyptian district in the city. The present façade stands where the Acqua Vergine once flowed down in a cascade and still flows underground. The church is located in St Ignatius of Loyola Square, close to Via del Corso and has a particular Baroque style.

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