Church of St. Louis of the French, Rome

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One of five national churches of France located in Italy, Church of St. Louis of the French features three world-renowned paintings by the Baroque master Caravaggio representing the major events from the life of St. Matthew. Artist Domenichino, whose portrayal of the life of St. Cecilia is considered one of his masterpieces, created many of the frescoes. Several other notable artists worked on the decoration of the interior. The church was constructed between 1518 and 1589. It was eventually completed though the personal intervention of Catherine de Medici, an Italian noblewoman who was the wife and mother of several French kings. Church of St. Louis of the French is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Rome Edition.
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  • The church is located in the center of Rome, it can go unnoticed because the square in front is not large, but The interior is fantastic, especially for the works of Caravaggio in the chapel dedicated to St. Matthew. You have to wait until the end of the mass in order to enter
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  • Although living in Rome I did not know this church, it is extremely cared for and well maintained. Caravaggio's paintings are clearly his highlight. I recommend spending a dime to turn on the lights and be able to admire them in all their glory. The visit was accompanied by pleasant background choruses. The only flaw, the souvenir counter within the Church, this is unfortunately a custom that is consolidating in many churches, but I really do not like it.
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  • Stunning! From the outside it could look like a classic Church, but the inside will make you change ideas! It's known mostly for the 3 Caravaggio's on the left side in the back of the Church (which are absolutely amazing) but I suggest you to stare also at the beautiful ceiling and at the columns (every part of this church is a real work of art and hides a treasure).
  • The three Caravaggios here are amazing. It is worth the detour from the Pantheon. The church on it's own is very pretty and as expected full of French references and symbols.
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