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Basilica di Santa Croce

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Address: Via Umberto I, 3 | C/O Parrocchia SS. Trinita - Lecce, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0832 241957
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Quite spectacular in the centre of the 'Centro Storico'

This a must place to visit if sightseeing in Lecce, at the heart of the historical centre and close to the park is the beautiful and ornate Basilica Di Santa Croce. Historical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The interior of this basilica is covered almost entirely of frescoes from the Renaissance era. If you're heading for Lecce, this is well worth the visit. This kind of art is hard to find in this part of Italy.

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Puglia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This a must place to visit if sightseeing in Lecce, at the heart of the historical centre and close to the park is the beautiful and ornate Basilica Di Santa Croce. Historical buildings such as this are part of the culture and life of these ancient cities and only enhance ones experience.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was easter time and all the churches were packed with people and practices for the procession of the Madonna and Christ. It was very impressive as the people were dressed in many different costumes . they were followed by band and the faithful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This Basilica is right next to the B&B I stayed at. It was open after noon, so it was my first stop on my walking tour of Lecce. Very impressive and something you should make sure you visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Not like today's churches. This church is the height of Baroque in the middle of Lecce, with dodos, cherubs, sheep and other beasts hanging off the outside. it's one of the masterpieces of Giuseppe Zimbalo, who spent his life making of the wonderful buildings that make Lecce well worth a visit.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A large and impressive building with the most incredible alter. Having seen this on Italy unpacked it was lovely to be able to go and set it in person. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and it certainly helps having someone with you who knows the area and the information about the buildings.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The exterior is a visual marvel with dozens of carvings - one might call it fussy or busy - but it certainly has an impact on the eyes. Sadly, I found the interior rather bland in comparison and no where near as interesting as other churches in the city. Worth a visit just for the exterior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You can gaze at the exterior statues for a long while and continue to discover new details you missed. This church is not to be missed, beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

when you're in Lecce this is a must see. For me, it's the statues / figures on the outside of the church that intrigue me

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The most beautiful church I've ever been to. Really easy to find, just off the main square. Must see!

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