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San Luigi dei Francesi

Via Santa Giovanna D'Arco 5, 00186 Roma
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    5 Sep 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.

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    5 Jul 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.

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    4 Aug 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.

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    5 Aug 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.

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    5 Aug 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).

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    5 Oct 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.

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    2 Jul 05, 2012

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4.5 out of 5
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Description

This Francophile church has for centuries served as the spiritual center of Rome's French population; it is the French national church in Rome. The cathedral was designed and constructed in the 1500s, thanks to the personal attention and patronage of Catherine de Medici. Many historic French notables were buried In its cool halls, including Chateaubriand's lover, the classic liberal economist ... read more
Frederic Bastiat, and several French ambassadors and cardinals. The church sheltered Martin Luther during his trial; adjacent to the cathedral is the Saint Luigi de Francesi building, which in the 18th century served as a place of shelter for French pilgrims without resources.

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