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Gesu Nuovo Church

Piazza del Gesu 1, 80134, Naples, Italy
+39 081 557 8111
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Private Tour: Naples Walking Tour with Typical Lunch
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Napoli Art and Food Tour: Gesù Nuovo, Santa Chiara, and San Domenico Maggiore
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Napoli Art and Food Tour: Gesù Nuovo, San Severo Chapel Museum and Duomo
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Piazza del Gesu 1, 80134, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ROY J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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).

Thank Marco F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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!

Thank HaveTheFreedom
Reviewed 1 November 2017

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

Thank MalB1965
Reviewed 23 October 2017

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

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 22 October 2017

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

Thank MisterD25
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

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Response from Arthur R | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Saturday the Church is open 7:30 to 12:45 PM/ and 4:00 PM to 8 PM. Sunday it is open 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 9 PM. Of course, it is better to arrive a little later than opening hours and arrive... More