While the architecture is gigantic, and defies gravity -why doesn’t the roof fall down? - the demonstration of riches just makes you think of all the poor people who had to suffer to allow the church to accumulate this opulent wealth.
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Probably the most elaborate church I have ever visited, every square inch is a work of art with elaborate frescoes, paintings and a ceiling painting that takes your breath away. I don’t know how parishioners concentrate on their prayers with all this dazzling art around...More
The exterior is plain and basic, but don't let it misguide you, the interiors are amazing, just as a miniature version of St Peter's (in Rome).
It was originally a Palace built in 1470 Roberto Sanseverino. Jesu Nuovo, as you might guess by the title, the brainchild of the Jesuits. Why "New"? Because the Jesuits already had the Jesus Church in Naples, now called old Jesus (Gesu vecchio). But the Jesuits,...More
This church offers visitors a grand surprise! The unassuming exterior in no way alludes to the beauty to be found inside. Venture in - it is lavish and bold!
Don't be put off by the quite plain exterior (a story in itself - do your homework!!) as inside it opens up to one of the most amazing churches that I have ever seen
From the outside the church looks somewhat ordinary. Originally this was a palace built in 1470 for Roberto Sanseverino, Prince of Salerno but was later sold to the Jesuits who from 1584-1601 built a church later enhanced and completed in 1750. The entrance to the...More
we went into this church thinking that if the inside is as ordinary as the outsider it may be a disappointment. Wow, the inside is so impressive. There was a wedding taking place and still visitors were allowed inside but confined the the rear. There...More
If you enjoy baroque architecture and style, then the Gesu Nuovo is a treasure trove. However, from the outside you would never know. The exterior is the 15th century facade of Palazzo Senseverino, However, the minute you walk through the door, the glories of the...More
We were just wandering about, saw the open door and decided to have look round. It was surprisingly large and everywhere we looked there was another wonder. Off to one side there was a curious area with the walls and ceiling covered in tokens representing...More