Chiesa del Gesù

Also known as the Casa Professa, the Chiesa del Gesù is one of the most important baroque churches in Sicily.
Built by the Jesuits at the end of the 16th century, on the edge of the Jewish quarter of Palermo, it took almost 50 years to complete it, thanks to the help of hundreds of artists and artisans.
The interior is characterized by colorful frescoes, complex stone sculptures and marble bas-reliefs that create a splendid setting for reflection and worship.
Many original frescoes have been replaced with others, just as extraordinary, after the bombardments of the Second World War.
You can admire the paintings that adorn the vault of the dome and those of the side chapels on the right, such as, for example, the Adoration of the Magi and St. Paul the Hermit.
The eighteenth-century marble bas-reliefs depicting the Adoration of the Shepherds and the Adoration of the Magi have endured over time.

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