The church of St. Mary of Jesus is one of the surviving monuments of architecture of the Sicilian fifteenth century, and is among the most important and least known, together with the annexed convent of Minor Friars.

Declared a National Monument for having withstood the earthquake of 1693, the church was built by renovating an existing Franciscan building which has been present since at least 1343, at the behest of the Countess Joan Ximenes of Cabrera. The front side, dating from the first half of the sixteenth century, is distinguished by its arched portal with strongly splayed ends, on the sides, and with two pronounced pillars.

The church and convent can be visited, Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00. More information: