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Chiesa del Gesu

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Address: Piazza Casa Professa 21, 90134, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 338 722 8775
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Markets and Monuments: Walking Tour in the Center of Palermo
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If you are for the first time in Palermo, you will have a lot to do. There are so many things to see and to visit, but this church is really unique. I'm not religious and normally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sicily, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are for the first time in Palermo, you will have a lot to do. There are so many things to see and to visit, but this church is really unique. I'm not religious and normally I don't care about churches, but this one you have to see. Is stunning!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be fooled with a simple and usual outside Baroque facade. Inside, this Church is astonishing, so please enter, you wont regret it. I think the interior is in the top 10 worldwide I've seen. So much decorations, marble and stucco work is a feast for the eyes, words cannot express. TIP: if possible try to visit on weekends, while... More 

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Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this church. A very distinctive style of baroque you can only find in Sicily when ruled by Spain. Great flashes of grotesque masks and colored inlaid marble-some of the best examples in the world. Just south of the Barallto market.

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luscious, luxurious, whatever the label you want to add, this is a baroque masterpiece. We visited when a wedding was taking place, and were able to witness the people's fervor and devotion to the church rites, incredibly, the church was empty and clean in just a few minutes so we were also able to admire it in almost total solitude.... More 

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De Meern, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful church of palermo, though on the inside. This church has the nicest decorations inside i have ever seen. Every wall has paintings, statues, ornaments etc. a must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Intricate, beautiful rare gem of a church so densely adorned with marble it's hard to believe. Great paintings as well. Fantastic bas relief marble sculptures that tell us stories and offer the sculptor's lens into bible legends. Just beautiful.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The pictures posted here do not do justice to the intricate and colourful work that occupies every recess of the church. You could easily spend over an hour tracing the vines and peacocks that lead to roses and putti in relief. My neck was sore by the end of it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We had visited many beautiful Baroque churches in Palermo and elsewhere but this was one of the most beautiful. It is relatively small and not on the main tourist site lists. Do not miss going here. It is magical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is a cute little church hidden in a local neighborhood close to the Quattro canti. You have to pay 5 euros to get in, but it's worth it. A great example of Baroque art, this church is a great destination for everyone visiting Palermo. The decorations inside are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I spent two hours in this stunning example of Baroque art. There wasn't an empty Place on the walls but instead they were covered with mosaics and inlay Stone work. After one week of church going in Palermo this one was my favorite Place to feed a need for beauty.

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