The Church of the Gesù (Casa professa)

The Church of the Gesù is one of the most important Baroque churches in Sicily.

The Church of the Gesù (ceiling)

Detail of the ceiling in the Church of the Gesù (also known as Casa Professa) in Palermo, the first church to be erected by the Jesuits in Sicily (1564-1633).

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

 

The Church of the Gesù

The marble reliefs with their figural and ornamental motifs in the Church of the Gesù (Chiesa del Gesù) are truly amazing.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

The Church of the Gesù, Palermo

More incredible decorations in the Church of the Gesù (Casa Professa).

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Decorations in the Church of the Gesù (Casa Professa).

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

 

Church of the Gesù (Chiesa del Gesù)

Decorations in the Church of the Gesù (Casa Professa).

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Church of the Gesù (interior)

The jaw-dropping interior of the Church of the Gesù (Casa Professa). But Goethe hated the lavish decorations when he visited Palermo in 1787.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Sicily

Chiesa del Gesù, Piazza Casa Professa, 1. And this is where the bicycle repair man has his office.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Video: Documentary about the symbolism in Chiesa del Gesù
Sicilia svelata - Palermo: l'Immacolata al Capo svelata (with English subtitles)

 

 

 

 

 

The Church of the Gesù is also known as Chiesa del Gesù, Church of Saint Mary of Gesu, Chiesa di Santa Maria di Gesù or Casa Professa.

 

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