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Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio, Palermo

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Religious Site
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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  • I was just walking the main street when turned my head to the nearby street and saw this church. It immediately caught my eye and I had to take a closer look. This church is quite big, surrounded by n...  more »
  • Like most churches in Palermo, it's quiet, softly lit, and there are some nice alcoves in which one can have some time alone. One alcove to the right of the altar is particularly beautiful with lots o...  more »
  • The Church of Saint Francis Xavier is a beautiful church built in 1864. The Interior and exterior architecture is beautiful. The baroque style of this church is well put forward, we have full eyes, paintings, frescoes and the Saints present in the Church.
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  • Interesting church with peculiar architecture
  • A place to visit
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  • Very particularly the façade
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