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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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  • 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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  • While I was driving along a road inside the zone of Ballarò market I came across this church. Outwardly leaves a little to be desired but once you enter all changes. Its particular shape is very interesting and worth a visit.
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  • One of the jewelry district Located, built by the Jesuits in the first half of the 18th century Baroque church is located on the square in the historic centre of Palermo. Inside, unfortunately, do not hit, but the Church is good. Central façade is decorated with a portal with two columns and the image of St. Francis Xavier, koronuemogo angels, under the bust of Saint-crab with a cross that returns the cross Quote, according to legend. Perfectly complements the façade of the church bell tower with a clock, made also in Baroque style. Seven steps leading to the Church, symbolize the seven days of creation of the world.
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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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