Church Of Gesu Nuovo

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  • Address: Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, 2, Napoli, Italy, Naples
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  • Timings: 07:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-0815578151
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • 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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  • 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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  • Church Of Gesu Nuovo Address: Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, 2, Napoli, Italy, Naples
  • Church Of Gesu Nuovo Contact Number: +39-0815578151
  • Church Of Gesu Nuovo Timing: 07:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Church Of Gesu Nuovo Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Church Of Gesu Nuovo(preferred time): 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Church Of Gesu Nuovo: 00:30 Mins
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  • 15.87% of people who visit Naples include Church Of Gesu Nuovo in their plan

  • 61.15% of people start their Church Of Gesu Nuovo visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Church Of Gesu Nuovo

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

72.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Church Of Gesu Nuovo

People normally club together Spaccanapoli and Via Toledo while planning their visit to Church Of Gesu Nuovo.

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  • Beautiful church and decorations. The carved marble on the altar is majestic. Definitely a must when in Napoli. It's closed around lunch time so plan the visit accordingly. Note that decent clothing is needed or you will get kicked out. No tank tops or spaghetti straps.

  • Not much from outside (actually IMHO it's not attractive from outside at all) but really amazing inside. Truly amazing artwork. My personal favorite was the carved marble. They are very particular about decent clothing (and the exact definition is kinda' unclear) so if you wear something they don't like they'd just kick you out. Nevertheless, it's really worth a visit.

  • Like hidden gem from the crowds of the street passing by. Recommend a visit.

  • The facade of the building does not prepare you to see the magnificent church. Breathtaking. Whether you are Catholic or not, you can't miss this place when you visit Naples.

  • The somewhat austere facade of Gesu Nuovo belies the impressive and grand interior. The gilded ceilings representing biblical and saintly narratives exalting the name of Jesus soar above intricately inlaid marble floors. Constructed as a palace in 1470, it was converted to a cathedral in 1601. The architectural style is renaissance, while the fittings are baroque. Simply unforgettable.

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