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Chiesa di Sant'Irene

Via Regina Isabella, 9, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Ranked #11 of 34 Attractions in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Izola, Slovenia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wonderful baroque. Asked one of the most 'beautiful Lecce. Magnificent facade, interior clear and simple. The Baroque in Lecce stone extracted from a new dimension.

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Milan, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This church devoted to the patron of the city, has an amazing interior distribution and detail. A clear example of the Baroque period of Lecce.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

What an amazing style of ornamentation. Exuberant doesn't really describe it. Lots of students sitting on the steps added to the charm.

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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This church is quite similar but less illustrious than Santa Croce. Make sure you enter and visit the beautiful altars on each side of the church.

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Vercorin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Had to visit it for my mom. It's really worth to walk the few steps from Piazza Sant' Oronzo to this church. The two side altars are really special. Beware of self-appointed guides even if they seem knowledgeable.

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