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Napoli, the Church of the New Jesus "Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo"

"Gesù Nuovo" is the name of a church and a square in Naples, that 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 1500s 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 and The Spire of the Immaculate Virgin.

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Taken on October 6, 2009