Church Of Gesu Nuovo1101 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, 2, Napoli, Italy, Naples
- Timings: 07:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +39-0815578151
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
There’s a reason this church's ashlar diamond projections facade looks nothing like a church. Built in 1470 for Roberto Sanseverino, the Prince of Salerno, the church used to be a palace until it was sold to the Jesuits in the 1580s. There’s been a lot of conspiracy talk about the meaning of the symbols that decorate the diamonds - these were later found to be archaic Aramaic musical notations. The decoration inside the church is so dense it’s a little over the top - but still beautiful. The frescoes inside are lovely, especially the Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple, which is thought to be a masterpiece. Other highlights include the three bronze bas reliefs near the altar, the busts of eight saints above the altar, and seven ornate chapels of various significance. Napoli Saint Giuseppe Moscati is interred here.
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How to Reach Church Of Gesu Nuovo
- Bus E1 stop Piazza Gesu'
- Subway L1 stop Dante
- Buses 139, 201, 460, 584, N3, R4 stop Sant'Anna Dei Lombardi - Ottica Sacco.
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