Chiesa del Gesu

Chiesa del Gesu, Palermo

Chiesa del Gesu
4.5
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Neighborhood: Palazzo Reale
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,682 contributions
The most beautiful church in Palermo
Aug 2020
This is a wonder for your eyes. The best place to admire the Baroque style. Even if you are not a fan of the style, it is impossible not to love it!
Written October 6, 2020
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,369 contributions
A treat- especially for fans of 'The Leopard'
Jan 2020
I finished 'The Leopard' just before setting off for Sicily, so I was keen to see this church for that reason (it is the 'Mother Church' for the family priest).

The church is incredibly ornate and it was a nice little mini adventure wandering through some of the back streets to find it.
Written September 3, 2020
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
The MOST AMAZING church I have visited in all of my Sicily's tour.
Aug 2019
During our trip to Southern Italy and Sicily, we went to visit many churches in the cities and towns we visited. Palermo was our last stop on the trip and since my wife and me, as well as the other couple of friends who were with us love churches very much, we were delighted by the variety of churches which awaits us in Palermo. On our first day in Palermo, right after we got our rooms in the hotel, we went on a familiarity and orientation tour with our location.
Immediately after leaving the hotel we discovered to our right a church which at first glance looked pretty miserable on the outside and without any special signs that would hint at the “SURPRISE” awaiting us inside.
The interior of the church was in one word “AMAZING” and in two words “MOST AMAZING”.
Plenty of sculptures, frescoes, and walls with stunning beauty coatings.
And everything seems to be just “Out of the package”.
A magnificent amazing church.
NOT 2 B MISSED.
Written July 3, 2020
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Panagiotis Papageorgiou
Galatsi, Greece237 contributions
A Baroque Art Marvel
Jan 2020 • Family
Right in the middle of Balaro District, in the Historical Center Of Palermo, stands the Chiesa Del Gesu.
In a sea of churches, that old Palermo has, this one seems no different from all the others; rather plain on the outside.

...but if you walk in, a magnificent showcase of frescos and sculptures lies in front of you.
A well preserved museum of late Renaissance eclesiastical art.
Don't miss it.
Written January 12, 2020
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Often_on_road
New Jersey336 contributions
Astonished to know it was rebuilt
Oct 2019
Do not let the bland exterior for you. The interior of this magnificent church is astonishing and more so knowing that was heavily damaged during the war and rebuilt.
Written November 9, 2019
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,061 contributions
Stunning baroque
Oct 2019 • Family
You see so many beautiful baroque palaces and churches, but this one really stands out, quite amazing and a must see.
Written October 29, 2019
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Brian K
56 contributions
Full-On Baroque
Oct 2019 • Couples
Large Jesuit church lavishly decorated in high baroque style. The ornamentation is so intense that it's positively manic in places. Unfortunately the church suffered from bombing in the Second World War and in some places original frescoes have been replaced by inferior modern ones. But there's plenty of the original decoration still there and it's stunnng
Written October 21, 2019
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Andrew C
London, UK12 contributions
Stunning Jesuit church of remarkable style
Oct 2019
Although the more recent ceiling frescoes are not up to the standard of what remained after 1943 bombing, the marble and stucco decorations of the entire inner fabric are simply incredible. A building of remarkable unity of form and no holds barred imagination.
Written October 9, 2019
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David C
Tiverton, UK2,323 contributions
Palermo baroque
Sep 2019
I had only seen South East Sicilian baroque before. This was totally different. Completely over the top Counter Reformation decoration.
Written September 30, 2019
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Millymollymandy28
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK103 contributions
Amazing church
Sep 2019
One of many amazing churches in Palermo, the decoration is fantastic, definitely got that wow factor. Beautiful
Written September 15, 2019
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