Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio, Palermo

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The Church of Saint Francis Xavier is a Baroque church of Palermo. It is located in the quarter of the, within the historic centre of Palermo. The building is considered the masterpiece of the Jesuit architect Angelo Italia.HistoryOn 20 September 1633 the Jesuits founded their fourth house in Palermo. It was destinated to the Third Probation and dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier. This new foundation was patronised by Giovanna Aragona Ventimiglia, Marchioness of Giarratana. In 1634 the archbishop Giovanni Doria blessed the initial core of the structure.In 1680 a new House of Jesuits was built. In 1685 the reconstruction of the church started. The project for this new monumental building was realized by the Jesuit architect Angelo Italia. Il 1710 the church was completed. On 29 November 1711 the church was consecreted by the archbishop of Mazara del Vallo Bartolomeo Castelli.
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  • At the end of the visit to the ballaro market a very beautiful. With spectacular marble inlays. I say we value it more in the maps. Is beautiful
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  • A beautiful building with a wonderful sculpture of Jesus in the Tomb. The downside of the place is its location. Just at the entrance begins Street, where the sidewalks are sold used clothes, bed linen, lids from Cookware, etc. You can see a huge contrast. Free entrance.
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  • A beautiful monumental complex, known as the Church of Saint Francis Xavier. To see
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  • Beautiful, peaceful church. There's a flea market out front on Tuesdays, and maybe more days.
  • We arrived just after a wedding. Very beautiful.
  • Beautiful.
  • Interesting church with peculiar architecture
  • A particular Church with a very special plant. Shame about the boorish way in which has been restored, but it is definitely worth a visit.
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