Church of Saint Francis Xavier

Palermo, Italy

The Church of Saint Francis Xavier (Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio) is a Baroque church of Palermo. The building is considered the masterpiece of the Jesuit architect Angelo Italia.

In 1633 the Jesuits founded their fourth house in Palermo. It was destinated to the Third Probation and dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier. This new foundation was patronised by Giovanna Aragona Ventimiglia, Marchioness of Giarratana. In 1634 the archbishop Giovanni Doria blessed the initial core of the structure.

In 1680 a new House of Jesuits was built. In 1685 the reconstruction of the church started. The project for this new monumental building was realized by the Jesuit architect Angelo Italia. Il 1710 the church was completed. On 29 November 1711 the church was consecrated by the archbishop of Mazara del Vallo Bartolomeo Castelli.

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Founded: 1633
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Ali Morsali (2 years ago)
Simple but beautifull
Wilfred ebowemen (2 years ago)
It's a beautiful places
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Cafolic init
Mg 0 (4 years ago)
Beautiful, peaceful church. There's a flea market out front on Tuesdays, and maybe more days.
Luke Di Paola (4 years ago)
We arrived just after a wedding. Very beautiful.
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