Gesù Nuovo

Architecture & Buildings

Europe, Italy, Napoli

Gesù Nuovo (Italian New Jesus) is the name of a church and a square in Naples, Italy. They are located just outside the western boundary of the historic center of the city. The existence of the square is a consequence of the expansion of the city to the west beginning in the early 16th century under the rule of Spanish viceroy Pedro Alvarez de Toledo. The square is marked by three prominent landmarks: The Church of Gesù Nuovo The Church of Santa Chiara The Spire of the Immaculate Virgin