San Luigi dei Francesi
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 79%Local Culture
- 72%History Buffs
- 65%Budget Travelers
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- San Luigi dei FrancesiMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Sep 18, 2013
Step inside this unassuming church (unassuming in Rome, at least) with free entry and marvel at the three Caravaggio paintings depicting the life of Saint Matthew. You'll leave feeling a bit richer.Recommended for:
- San Luigi dei FrancesiMember ofWellnessLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 12, 2013
Rome is full of churches like San Luigi, which in any other city would be a main attraction, but here are almost afterthoughts. At San Luigi dei Francesi, the afterthoughts are pristine Caravaggio paintings.Recommended for:
- San Luigi dei FrancesiMember ofWellnessLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Aug 22, 2013
The church itself is pretty interesting but the main attraction is that it’s home to 3 masterpieces painted by Caravaggio on the life of Saint Matthew. You need to put a coin in a little box next to the paintings for the lights to come up – then you can study and admire huge paintings.Recommended for:
- San Luigi dei FrancesiMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversAug 15, 2013
This is an absolute must visit because of the three Matthew painting by the Baroque painter Caravaggio, one of the great artistic geniuses of his age. An in situ viewing is a must to get the full emotional impact of the paintings depicting significant moments in St. Matthews life.Recommended for:
- San Luigi dei FrancesiCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
It's not hard to find the highlight of San Luigi dei Francesi, a French national church in Rome. Head left and to the very end and you'll find a crowd staring at paintings in the corner. They're looking at dramatic works by Caravaggio, the master of the chiaroscuro (which ultimate means all his works are pretty dramatic, let's face it).Recommended for:
- San Luigi dei FrancesiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodiesOct 28, 2012
One of my favourite monuments in Rome. It is quite close to Piazza Navona. The church is famous because of the cycle of paintings of master Caravaggio in 1599, 1600, about St.Matthew life.