You can reach the church via the beautiful 18th century Baroque stairs connecting Gundulić Square with the square of the great Dubrovnik physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, theologian, Jesuit priest, and a polymath Ruđer Bošković. They very much resemble Rome΄s Spanish Steps. Designed by the Roman architect Pietro Passalacqua, the stairs lead to St Ignatius Church adjacent to the famous Jesuit school Collegium Ragusinum, where many of Ragusa΄s great scholars were educated. The Church of St Ignatius – or the Jesuits, as the locals call it – is the work of the famous Jesuit architect and painter Andrea Pozzo. The interior has been decorated by the Spanish artist Gaetano Garcia with Baroque frescoes showing scenes from St. Ignatius΄ life. The Jesuit complex is considered to be the finest Baroque setting in Dubrovnik, thus, it is not surprising that theatre directors at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival often use this venue as an open-air stage.