Chiesa del Gesu, Palermo

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Gaze at the endless display of Baroque architecture and adornments inside Chiesa del Gesu. Hidden inside a misleadingly plain exterior, detailed carved marble inlays cover the walls like a mosaic among statues and columns. Descend into the comparatively plain crypt, and after passing through the porticoed courtyard, view a large collection of portraits in the attached museum housed in the Biblioteca Comunale. Put Chiesa del Gesu and other Palermo attractions into our Palermo trip itinerary website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • In the heart of rione Ballarò unexpectedly, a front of the Church quite anonymous, free admission (already perceived as odd!) Enter and an explosion of Baroque you takes your breath away! I have rarely seen such a church ' full ' and nice detail. Not to be missed!
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  • The Church is located in the area of Ballarò. Free access, at least on Sunday, when we went. Neither the environment nor its outer appearance attracts, but inside, with many baroque details. I was surprised by the extravagant "psychedelic" colors of the ceiling frescoes.
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  • We went into this church to rest our weary feet and have a few minutes’ peace and quiet after the hustle and bustle of Ballaro market, but what a great decision this turned out to be. We were the only...  more »
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  • Outstanding interior with a large array of carvings, intarsia marble decorative panels and stucco figures as well some original frescoes plus a beautiful sacristy and museum complex.
  • Amazing example of Sicilian Baroque. Every single corner is covered in sculptures and marbles with the local mischi and tramischi techniques. It is truly stunning and should not be missed!
  • Stumbled into this place while walking by. Was really impressed, especially by the mural on the ceiling.
  • An amazing beautiful fine artworks collected in a single place
  • the richest baroque church in Palermo. try not to miss it!

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