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Chiesa del Gesu

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Address: Piazza Casa Professa 21, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Markets and Monuments: Walking Tour in the Center of Palermo
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Don't leave Palermo without seeing this church - you'll be amazed by the rich and laborious decorations with can probably be found nowhere else in the entire world!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't leave Palermo without seeing this church - you'll be amazed by the rich and laborious decorations with can probably be found nowhere else in the entire world!

Thank ralucadimitriu2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the contrast of black and white and the playful marble cherubs everywhere that are the highlight of this stylish church

Thank Ruth C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth visiting. The plain outside hides the glorious baroque interior. No wall is left bare! You need to go into the museum and visit the cappella sabato, which could easily be missed. An absolute gem.

Thank Alan B
Altdorf bei Nurnberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we discobered the church by accident and we decided to pay for the entrance and I have to say I would rather spent more money here than in the famous Cathedral on V. Emanuele. There are a lot of interesting paintings and marble carvings and also a tapestery museum. We were very happy to meet a German guide whom we... More 

Thank NovacCC
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

You will be amazed when you enter this church. History jumps out at you from every angle. You will be lucky if you find it open. It is in a poor area not far from the Ballaro market, maybe that is why you are so surprised and captivated when you enter the building.

1 Thank Eileen280913
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Beautiful architecture and a monument to the beliefs of the day. They certainly don't build them like this any more, capturing beauty, spirituality and moment in time long gone.

Thank N P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2016

A nondescript exterior hides this incredibly ornate Sicilian Baroque church. Worth a visit for the incredibly detailed marble carvings, some of which seem impossible.

1 Thank WAYZATA55
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

Yet another beauty from Palermo's incredible selection of churches. A very peaceful atmosphere to take in after the colourful stimulation and noise of the city streets.

Thank Scarlet51
Yomitan-son, Japan
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

Here was another church that did not look like anything special, but the interior was amazing. I am glad we took the time to stop inside to see the marnle inlay & relief sculptures adorning the walls in addition to the fresco ceilings. Very memorable!

Thank Tony D
Gresham, United States
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

My wife generally doesn't care for the Baroque style. This church's restoration style continously flows throughout the entire church. It's very beautiful and really worth the look see.

Thank John M

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