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Santa Maria del Gesu

Piazza del Gesu, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 329 124 3523
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Lovely place

Had a very nice guided tour around with very nice guide who knows everything about the place... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Patrique F
If its open , visit this church, the only one not destroyed in the earth quake.

This was an unexpected treat. We were advised by a helpful local that the church was open on the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
PennyOscarson
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A place that is a journey through history. A church and a cloister where architecture, light and art capture attention, staring a visual and spatial experience that will be memorable and impressive. From a convent to a prison, from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century, from earthquakes to the restoration, a wonderful gem arrives until our days to affirm the value of our cultural heritage.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
20 Jan 2017
“Lovely place”
9 Nov 2016
“If its open , visit this church, the only one not destroyed in the earth quake.”
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Piazza del Gesu, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Had a very nice guided tour around with very nice guide who knows everything about the place :) Despite the unusual cold day, had a very warm welcome discovering the history about this church.

Thank Patrique F
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was an unexpected treat. We were advised by a helpful local that the church was open on the day of our visit, and we were very lucky to see it. This building has been lost as a church for ober 100 years, and was...More

Thank PennyOscarson
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This apparently has been a prison sonic the reunification of Italy until 2 years ago. It opened a month ago so we were very lucky to be able to visit. (Closed at 1330) We had a very helpful and informative young lady show us around...More

Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had read about the Catalan Gothic fascade of this church, believing that that was all there was to see of this ruined church. However we felt that it deserved to be on our must see list. As we were walking around Modica Alta we...More

Thank ES1211
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to see this beautiful building with lots of stories for the visitors. It only opened 3 weeks ago. It was a church and after (until 2011) was a jail. You will have a guide that will help you to understand what has...More

Thank Jose R
Reviewed 23 August 2013

This church and monastery is located within the grounds of the Modica correctional facility and is only open on Saturday mornings between 10 and noon. We went as part of an organised tour, but sole travellers are equally welcome, as no reservation appears to be...More

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LAP_AssCult, Direttore at Santa Maria del Gesu, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thanks for your appreciation. We want to let you know that since 20th of august churc and cloister are opened from tuesday to sunday in the morning from 10 to 13 and in the afternoon from 16 to 20. We will be happy to receive...More

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