Church of the Gesù

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Church of the Gesù
Italian: Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesù all'Argentina
Church of the Gesù, Rome.jpg
Giacomo della Porta's façade, precursor of Baroque
Church of the Gesù is located in Rome
Church of the Gesù
Church of the Gesù
41°53′45″N 12°28′47″E / 41.89583°N 12.47972°E / 41.89583; 12.47972Coordinates: 41°53′45″N 12°28′47″E / 41.89583°N 12.47972°E / 41.89583; 12.47972
LocationVia degli Astalli, 16
Rome
CountryItaly
DenominationRoman Catholic
Websitewww.chiesadelgesu.org
History
StatusMother church of the Society of Jesus
Consecrated1584
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola
Giacomo della Porta
StyleMannerist
Baroque (façade)
Groundbreaking1568
Completed1580
Specifications
Length75 metres (246 ft)
Width35 metres (115 ft)
Nave width25 metres (82 ft)
Other dimensionsFaçade direction: W
Number of domes1
Administration
DioceseRome

The Church of the Gesù (Italian: Chiesa del Gesù, pronounced [ˈkjɛːza del dʒeˈzu]) is the mother church of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), a Catholic religious order.