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Gesu Nuovo Church

Address: Piazza del Gesu 1, Naples, Italy (Pendino)
Phone Number: 39 081.557.81.11
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Ranked #7 of 199 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Toluca, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Totally worth entering, besides it being located in one of the most impressive squares in Naples, the interior is quite exquisite.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of my favorites in Naples! The outside of the church is unique and a good landmark to have as a meeting place because it is so different. The inside is so surprising to me after looking at the outside. It is gold and beautiful! The only negative- it is not always open throughout the entire day and most anytime... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you like baroque then can't miss this place as well as the crypt with Saint Giuseppe Moscati relics and his golden homages

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

time your visit to avoid mass, so that you can freely walk around, this is another baroque confection hiding behind that stern facade.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This church does not,look impressive from the outside, but is lovely inside. The combination of the church plus the history of the doctor make it appealing to religious and history lovers.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This baroque church is exquisite inside and out (with a very unique facade originally intended as a palace). Certainly much more impressive for aesthetic purposes than the Duomo. Another interesting feature of this church, the chapel dedicated to the Italian doctor Saint Giuseppe Moscati, including the shell casing of a bomb that fell in to the church during the war.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The exterior of this church is unique and unlike any other church I have ever seen. The piazza it is located in is breathtaking and one of the most beautiful in Naples. It is a must see!!! We stumbled onto this as we walked along Via San Biagio (Spaccanapoli) and I am so happy we did. Highly recommend!

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Marano di Napoli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

From the outside the church is unique, but in a bad way. I have never seen such odd architecture. It has a harsh, geometric surface. But the inside is a lush feast of baroque sumptuousness. If you like baroque (St. Peter's in rome, etc.) then you will love this place. It needs a couple strong donations to get the lighting... More 

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West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The exterior is quite unusual, with its pyramid blocked facade, but the inside makes you gasp with its splendour( unless you are very jaded with endless Baroquerie.) we did like the way the story of st moscati contrasted with the finery, although we were not sure how well he fitted in!

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This church was always open and it was well used by locals and visitors alike. It was cool inside and very peaceful. The bells woke us in the morning which was wonderful.

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