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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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A sight to see

So much beauty was in front of my wife and I's as we checked into a place that had this great view every day from the rooftop terrace. We did manage to enter on a random Thursday... read more

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Coach T
Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much beauty was in front of my wife and I's as we checked into a place that had this great view every day from the rooftop terrace. We did manage to enter on a random Thursday and there is so much beauty to take in. Its off the path and less likely to be packed or a wait. It... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not a big church visitor but let me tell you this was just amazing! The architectural and craftsmanship were astonishing, I was truly speechless when I saw this church, do not judge this by the outside, you might even just walk by it. The marble inlay work, the detail, it is just gorgeous! Go and you will see... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Covered with hand painted tiles, the interior of this church is breathtaking. My jaw dropped as I entered. It's beautiful! Bright, light-filled space with colourful tiles, lively (and lovely) detailing. The exterior is appealing, but the interior is awesome.

Thank Michael A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most average churches in Palermo. Palermo is not a city, which has a lot of attractions to offer so I guess that is why this sight is so high on the list. If you do not like churches this will probably disappoint you.

Thank Aljoša O
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The interior of this church is mesmerizing! the ceilings everything is so beautifully ornamented, it was one of my favorite churches in Palermo. The place also has inside a small museum and in the upper floor a small chapel. We end up being there more than one hour. An unmissable attraction in Palermo.

Thank Beto79
Sicily, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 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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