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Chiesa del Gesu

Piazza Casa Professa 1, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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  • Average3%
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“baroque church” (15 reviews)
“baroque style” (9 reviews)
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Piazza Casa Professa 1, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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"baroque church"
in 15 reviews
"marble carvings"
in 4 reviews
"baroque style"
in 9 reviews
"entire church"
in 3 reviews
"every inch"
in 6 reviews
"during wwii"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful ceiling"
in 2 reviews
"costs euros"
in 2 reviews
"no flash"
in 2 reviews
"feast for the eyes"
in 2 reviews
"side street"
in 2 reviews
"ballaro market"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"central palermo"
in 2 reviews
"quattro canti"
in 2 reviews
"jesuit"
in 13 reviews
"interior"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jolene4KU
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Very lovely, ornate church. Amazing marble carvings, both the quality and the quantity. Worth stopping in to see. We didn't take a tour just stopped in and looked around.

Thank Theo_from_Maine
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

To say this church is incredible is not sufficient. I found it to be the most beautiful church of our 11 day tour of Sicily. You must see it. Don't visit palermo without stopping here.

Thank Megan W
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

There are plenty of churches in Palermo and in the world. The syle of this church is very exagerate and 7 euro is a trap in my opinion.

Thank Elena P
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

You must see this church. The entire church is encased in carved marble. Animals, angels, saints, nature - all is masterfully carved from floor to ceiling. Unbelievable experience. Most beautiful church ever seen - and I have seen many!

Thank Lucy K
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