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Chiesa del Gesu

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Piazza Casa Professa 1, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by this church on our moto-ape tour. It is not particularly impressive outside, but the inside is the most amazing baroque style architecture. It just was so unexpected and definitely worth seeing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a nice church outside, but nothing prepares you for the amazing baroque interior. Fantastic stucco work and a beautiful floor.

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Palermo has more churches than one can visit in several days so how do you choose? This one is absolutely beautiful and over the top baroque and unusual. That makes this the one not to miss.

Thank ridger2222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another impressive church although dropping in and having a look from the back was enough for us - we saw no need to pay a fee to go any further. I guess depending on what you’ve already seen in Italy you may find it gets...More

Thank IvanaSydney2010
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We really enjoyed seeing many treasures inside this church! We would definitely recommend it to others!

Thank Jolene4KU
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The mixture of non-stop stucco and marble sculptures with beautiful paintings and decorative ornaments... it's just beyond description! There's one circular painting on the ceiling depicting the manger scene, for me, it is memorable. This church, began by the Jesuits was consecrated in 1636. Over...More

Thank Steveage
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We were staying in an apartment don the road from this church, and walked past it a couple of times before deciding to gain. My friend and I have both travelled extensively, but both uttered "Wow" upon going into the church. It is absolutely stunning....More

Thank AustraliaDebra
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I came upon this church by chance. I was walking past on a very hot day and decided to seek shelter from the sun. Not very special looking from the outside I was stunned when I went through the door. It is so ornately decorated...More

Thank Bill186364
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Opened back again to the public only few years ago, this church, along with the Cathedral of Monreale and the church of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, is one of the most beautiful pieces of the Sicilian art in Palermo. Do not miss it!

Thank Lehud93
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The original Jesuit church. An absolute riot of stucco and inlaid marble. You can see it from the entrance without paying the fee and if you want a close up if the same style go the the "teatrini" near the Corso.

Thank Simon N
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