Gesu Nuovo Church, Naples

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Discover the hidden wonders of Gesu Nuovo Church, a 16th-century church. Its somewhat plain exterior belies the interior's grand architecture and art collection. Look for Francesco Solimena's masterpiece painting, "The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple." For some local history, visit the small chapel dedicated to St. Joseph Moscati (1880–1927), a biochemistry teacher at the University of Naples and head physician of the Hospital of the Incurables. You can admire his statue and study the depiction of his medical activities on a triptych sculptured urn. Put Gesu Nuovo Church at the forefront of your travel plans using our Naples day trip tool .
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  • A bit of chaos for many people but clean, well maintained and especially in an area that opens to beauty of Naples and in San Lorenzo. The tomb of Moscati worth the visit and a prayer!
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  • artistically beautiful both the exterior and the Interior with remarkable paintings. Located in the beautiful square where stands the Spire of the Immaculate fully sculpted. On the same square also faces the monumental complex of Santa Chiara, do not miss the cloister, really impressive and rich in frescoes.
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  • The front does not bode of the wonder that is offered to you after pushing the door. This church is huge and richly decorated. Superb. At the edge of the "medieval" Naples...
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  • It is a holy place that balances braoque grandiosity and spiritual solemnity. The Church of Gesu Nuovo is the Neapolitan counterpart of the Church of the Gesu in Rome. It is run by Jesuits and home to the remains of San Giuseppe Moscati.
  • I was just walking around the neighbourhood as a tourist and I saw the quirky exterior and decided to get in. I've never used the expression Oh my God in a better way! The interior is just overwhelmingly beautiful, full of amazing details in every little corner. Worth the visit!
  • Simply unbelievable to see this opulent fine artwork all I. Marble from this very unassuming exterior to simply the most awe inspiring interior and free to enter please pay a gratuity at the door well worth it other places would charge easily 5 euros
  • The height of the Chiesa gave you the impression that it soared towards the heavans. The artwork and craftsmanship was a wonder to behold. Definitelya must see.
  • One of the finest architectures in Naples, the Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo is a must see attraction for both tourists and Neapolitans. The entrance is free, and it is also possible to visit a small museum entitled to Saint Giuseppe Moscati which feels pretty folkloric.

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