San Luigi Dei Francesi

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  • Address: Piazza di San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Roma, Italy, Rome
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-06688271
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

In a city famous for churches and religious allusions, it is quite difficult to pick out the one’s which are worth visiting. But in all fairness, this 16th century Roman Catholic Church stands out mainly because of the masterful pieces of period art that are on display in the interiors.

Completed in sometime between 1518 and 1589, the church stands till this day as a brilliant testimony to the marvels a few men can achieve. The artistry that can be seen in the walls and ceilings of this church truly puts one through a humbling experience. The ceiling in particular can be compared to some extent in artistry to the works of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

This church is open for visitation by tourists and should be on the must see lists for all first timers in Rome. Visit Italy Itinerary 10 Days for an unforgettable Italy travel experience

  • 15 minutes walk from Barberini Station, Line A
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  • San Luigi Dei Francesi Address: Piazza di San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Roma, Italy, Rome
  • San Luigi Dei Francesi Contact Number: +39-06688271
  • San Luigi Dei Francesi Timing: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • San Luigi Dei Francesi Price: Free
  • Best time to visit San Luigi Dei Francesi(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Time required to visit San Luigi Dei Francesi: 00:45 Mins
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  • 24.47% of people who visit Rome include San Luigi Dei Francesi in their plan

  • 43.18% of people start their San Luigi Dei Francesi visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see San Luigi Dei Francesi

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

74.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Luigi Dei Francesi

People normally club together Basilica Of Saint Paul Outside The Walls and Altare Della Patria while planning their visit to San Luigi Dei Francesi.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Over the top gold fancy. The Caravaggio ‘the vocation of Saint Matthew’ is simply amazing. Makes everything else look like a child’s cartoon drawing in comparison. The fact they make you pay for the lights for it like an old squash court gets extra marks in my book as a way to make money out of penny pinching tourists.

  • One of my favourite churches we visited in Rome. The magnitude of artistry, the clever use of previous stones and hand painted ceiling work are just not enough to describe the beauty of this architecture. Was told by one of the church workers that this church is dedicated to The Virgin Mary.

  • The Caravaggio paintings inside make this church worth a visit. There are many small chapels inside, don’t miss the one toward the front on the left. That’s where the Caravaggio painting are. The Calling of Saint Matthew (the painting on the left wall) is beautiful and important, it’s good to read up on the history and context of these paintings.

  • Here you will find three of Caravaggio’s masterpieces: The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew, The Inspiration of Saint Matthew and The Calling of St Matthew. Paintings are next to each other in the left inner corner of the church. The church is near piazza Navona and Pantheon.

  • Beautiful paintings and church! Worth walking in and have a look at Carvaggio's art. Busy though....

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