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Basilica di Santa Croce

Via Umberto I 3, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 241957
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Via Umberto I 3, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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"baroque architecture"
in 18 reviews
"rose window"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"could spend hours"
in 3 reviews
"undergoing restoration"
in 4 reviews
"holy cross"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 10 reviews
"over the top"
in 6 reviews
"paper mache"
in 4 reviews
"old town"
in 6 reviews
"walking tour"
in 3 reviews
"scaffolding"
in 32 reviews
"exterior"
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"churches"
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"carvings"
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"decorations"
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"stone"
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Despite the pictorial canopy covering the exterior, the interior is a monumental example of Baroque design. You could not fit one more ornamental item inside.

Thank PointerDetroit
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The facade is covered in scaffolding so unable to enjoy the real beauty of this place although a life sized photo covers the scaffold to give you an impression

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

The Basicilia was directly across the street from our hotel hence easy to visit. Although under renovations, the Baroque architecture was evident through out. The various altars were very special and historical. Great piece of Lecce history.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

It was under construction outside when we visited but inside it was the baroque splendour we expected. It was a great architectural experience. Must-see in Lecce.

Thank A. S
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Actually I has been to Italy so many times. One of my favorite places was here " Basilica di Santa Croce (Lecce)" There was beautiful and full of history sine 16th and 17th centuries. Every steps were the story and arts.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

The exterior is under reservation. We visited in a late afternoon and had no problem of getting in. The interior was very ornate with plaster sculptures and decorations. Since we had been to Sicily and visited the baroque churches there, this one is less impressive

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

It is currently under renovation (September 2017), so the facade is hidden by a scrim that is a photo of the real thing. Our guide explained the fascinating details and symbolism of the carvings. Inside are two glorious statues that turned out to be of...More

Thank ChrisABeaune
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

A little disappointed as there is renovation work ongoing but inside he Basicilla was beautiful. Very serene and the architecture- amazing.

Thank Nuala T
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

An explosion of barocco ! The whole very harmonious and overwhelming.The aesthetically peculiar charme is due by the distinguishing property of the "lecce's stone" It is very malleable as wax and so very easy to work

Thank Alessandro B
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a beautiful baroque church in Lecce. It has an over-the-top decor both inside and on the outside walls. Absolutely lovely! We must have spent over an hour investigating the basilica. It has a beautiful rose window, and a large number of carvings. As...More

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