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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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We came across this church during our walk in Lecce, it is really impressive, a real jewell. It was closed at that late hour, but we enjoyed the facade, richly decorated. I think... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to see a wedding going on at this church. The church is beautiful on the inside and outside. Yes they were doing work on the outside which sucked for pictures but just to stand and look at all the different carvings in the stone. A must see if you are in Lecce!

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Beringen
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We came across this church during our walk in Lecce, it is really impressive, a real jewell. It was closed at that late hour, but we enjoyed the facade, richly decorated. I think that they are still working for the restoration.

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Thank holyday4ever
Thousand Oaks, California
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This is an interesting place with lots of the typical art and relics you would expect to find in a church this size

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Anchorage, Alaska
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Yes, you can get in the Basilica, but under the scaffolding. Beautiful interior, like so many Italian churches. Outstanding architecture.

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Chorzow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Basilica di Santa Croce is a symbol of Lecce and its great facade is really impressing. Remember that it is opened only in the morning till 12:30 and in the afternoon - 17:00 - 20:30.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The interior is as beautiful as the exterior. A must see when in Puglia. Check the opening hours before planning to come as they are somewhat limited compared with other attractions.

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Ireland
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71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This Basilica is superb. We visited in October and with the low afternoon sun on it the colour and the carvings were simply stunning. The architecture is amazing inside and out.

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Hawera
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

There is so much to take in on the outside of this building. It is indeed one crazy facade. Inside was beautiful too, in a more toned down yet elegant fashion.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Well worth a visit but go for a walking tour ( Tourist info shop opposite the entrance) We had an excellent tour of Lecce for 2 hours and learnt so much about the whole town.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The facade is truly monumental and beautiful. It should also be seen after dark, when it's floodlit in the most spectacular fashion.

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