Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo
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Member Reviews (7)
- Chiesa del Gesù NuovoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 28, 2013
Somebody described this as church as "baroque on steroids" and I would have to agree. I don't really like baroque interiors but this is a tremendous example. I stopped in one Saturday evening and there happened to be a mass being said by the Arch Bishop of Naples. It was a beautiful experience.
- Chiesa del Gesù NuovoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Oct 04, 2013
Located in the historical center this building stands taller than most others. The hidden musical notes in the bricks makes it even more unique. I actually didn't find out about these until years after my first visit, but now, every time I go there I look for them hidden under the brickwork.
- Chiesa del Gesù NuovoCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
A Neapolitana friend told me the secret of the Chiesa del Gesu' Nuovo as we stood in front of it. She pointed out the markings on the strange exterior. Apparently it's some sort of old code for music notation, recently discovered by a team of (I don't know) smart people.
One of Naples' more prominent churches, the Gesu' Nuovo dominates its associated piazza, making it a landmark for the surrounding area. If you're a fan of Italian churches, this is a notable one to visit.
- Chiesa del Gesù NuovoFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
This is my favorite church of all time. Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo is one of the most important “Basilica” of Naples, located in piazza del Gesù and nearby the decumani. This church was a former palace of the Sanseverino Family, turned into a church in Six-Hundred Century and is all decorated in a pure baroque style. After the Spanish Inquisition, the Gesù Nuovo was bought by Jesuits who renovated and embellished it with several sculptures and fresco paintings. The external façade is decorated with stones in diamond shape, called “bugne”, with some strange signs that are an ancient musical score and there’s an interesting legend around those particular stones, involving magic and alchemy. One of the most important thing of this Church is definitely the chapel dedicated to San Giuseppe Moscati, a Neapolitan doctor and saint of the Nine-hundred Century very venerated in the city.Recommended for:History Buffs