Basilica dell'Immacolata al Gesu Vecchio, Naples

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Head off the beaten path to discover Basilica dell'Immacolata al Gesu Vecchio, home to a rich history and impressive artwork. Construction on the grand church lasted from 1554 to 1624, and it features a Jesuit college and refectory. Though often upstaged by the New Jesus Church, a more popular tourist attraction, this minor basilica plays host to a number of treasures. Walk up the central aisle to view the Neapolitan Baroque altar, featuring a sculpture of St. Francis Borgia, one of the early Superior Generals of the Jesuits. In the side chapels you can glimpse centuries-old paintings. Work out when and for how long to visit Basilica dell'Immacolata al Gesu Vecchio and other Naples attractions using our handy Naples trip generator.
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  • Magnificent Church in the historical center of Naples of Baroque architecture is unknown to the classical tourist routes. This gem I discovered thanks to the cultural association Megaride art. I was struck by the magnificence of the high altar and the statue of Madonna and child. Those who are passionate about art history does not have to lose.
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  • This Basilica in the heyday of the Neapolitan Baroque, contains works of art of great value. Is not just a monument, is a place of worship and veneration. We were fortunate to have a guide who told us about the history and miracles of the venerable don Placido Baccher. We could also see the big crib with life-size characters almost. Some of these statues are the work of the author of the veiled Christ San Martino. Open only in the morning. At Christmas time you can visit the crib.
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  • The visit to this church is linked to a cute anecdote. In trying to reach her, finding myself in theory only a few meters away and map in hand, I asked for directions to a bystander: "forget that there is a gate that there should be" (and prevents access). The catch to the long road alternative, but the impact is pretty disappointing, both outside and inside Naples offers better
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