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Chiesa del Gesu

Piazza Casa Professa 21, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Palazzo Reale)
+39 338 722 8775
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Ranked #3 of 143 Attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The art work and restoration were excellent. Damaged during the war it was restored in a beautiful fashion. A must see in Palermo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This church was recommended and we went out of our way to find it. Close to Ballaro markets it didn't look anything impressive from outside, but there is a wow factor once stepped inside. Partcularly stunning are the brilliantly coloured ceiling frescoes which left me curious as to.their depiction. And the marble reliefs covering the entirity of the walls was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was passing by and saw this church, and too a photograph. A passer by invited me to go inside, and I did. Inside the story is totally different. It is very nice, and full of marble engravings! I was impressed! Photos depict the scene you find inside!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Though plain on the outside this church is amazing on the inside. One may say it is a bit ostentatious. I am not really in to visiting churches, but this one is definitely worth visiting, even though it is a little (and I stress a little) bit off the beaten track.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is by far one of the best, if not the best church I saw in Palermo. The location is a little off the church parade on Vittoria Emmanuel but it is worth the excursion. I find church artistry can sometimes blend and blur but there is an arresting magnificence to del gesu that captures you the minute you walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Near Piazza Bellini and therefore close to San Cataldo and La Mortorana you might as well pull this one in as well. It is spectacular inside especially as it was so damaged during WW2.There's a lot to take in as it's almost over decorated. See it though.

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This church looks plain on the outside but walk inside and WOW! every surface is carved, or painted or mosaic or marble patterns. I've seen a lot of churches but nothing like this one. The frescos on the ceiling were unique, there's a huge one of Jesus calling the faithful which is amazing and very moving. What a contrast to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Incredible church like nothing I've seen before. One wonders what got into them. A bit off the tourist trail but if churches are your thing you have to go there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just an ordinanry church on the outside... Just walk in and discover an amazing and truely unique church. Quite splendid, and beautiful.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When we went to see this church we expected it to be quite plain inside -- we'll we got that wrong. It is unbelieveably amazing with the marble work and the statues everywhere. It is very beautiful and definitely worth a visit.

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