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 Edition.
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Church of St. Louis of the French reviews
The church is not huge by any means and not particularly beautiful. But, oh my, you have those three Caravaggio originals featuring Matthew. Even if you don't want to visit churches and basilicas...
The church is not huge by any means and not particularly beautiful. But, oh my, you have those three Caravaggio originals featuring Matthew. Even if you don't want to visit churches and basilicas... more »
beautiful church near piazza navona,there is the painitng of caravaggio in it and many tourists go to see it.
beautiful church near piazza navona,there is the painitng of caravaggio in it and many tourists go to see it. more »
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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