Church Of Gesu Nuovo, Naples

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Church Of Gesu Nuovo, Naples - Address, Phone Number

Address: Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, 2, Napoli, Italy

Phone: +39-0815578151

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 07:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

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About Church Of Gesu Nuovo, Naples

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.

How To reach Church Of Gesu Nuovo by Public Transport

  • 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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  • It is a holy place that balances braoque grandiosity and spiritual solemnity. The Church of Gesu Nuovo is the Neapolitan counterpart of the Church of the Gesu in Rome. It is run by Jesuits and home to the remains of San Giuseppe Moscati.

  • I was just walking around the neighbourhood as a tourist and I saw the quirky exterior and decided to get in. I've never used the expression Oh my God in a better way! The interior is just overwhelmingly beautiful, full of amazing details in every little corner. Worth the visit!

  • Simply unbelievable to see this opulent fine artwork all I. Marble from this very unassuming exterior to simply the most awe inspiring interior and free to enter please pay a gratuity at the door well worth it other places would charge easily 5 euros

  • The height of the Chiesa gave you the impression that it soared towards the heavans. The artwork and craftsmanship was a wonder to behold. Definitelya must see.

  • One of the finest architectures in Naples, the Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo is a must see attraction for both tourists and Neapolitans. The entrance is free, and it is also possible to visit a small museum entitled to Saint Giuseppe Moscati which feels pretty folkloric.

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