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Basilica di Santa Croce

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Via Umberto I 3, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

OK church but covered facade is very disappointing as they clean up outside. Inside is not that impressive. The Duomo is the place to visit for sure.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank caraddad
Reviewed November 18, 2018

In October 2018, the Basilica is under wraps and you have to actively seek the entrance through the building site. It is unfortunate that the beautiful Baroque exterior can only be admired on the plastic sheeting. Inside the church is very

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rasputin21
Reviewed November 1, 2018

At first we were completely fooled by the cover over the front of the building erected whilst restoration is being carried out. The photogaphy on it is so lifelike and it looks exactly as the building it is covering does. The interior is splendid and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

The Basilica is being repaired and has a tarp covering the front but we were still able to go inside. Beautiful. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Although under renovation, this magnificent baroque basilica will still take your breath away. Built between 1549 and 1695, it has 16 altars, with the left one considered one of the finest pieces of baroque in southern Italy.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Another impressive Baroque style Basilica, claiming to have bits of Christ’s Cross. If you added together all the alleged bits of holy cross located throughout the World, the original cross must have been massive.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Stunning baroque interior, although currently being renovated it is worth making time to visit during the restricted opening hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 224adriano
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Even if the facade was under renovation, you can visit the interior. It is open only in the morning and in the afternoon (17:00). It is extremely beautiful, it must be seen.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

A wonderful baroque church in the centre of the city. Baroque at its best. Truly a must visit when in the city.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

I confess that I'm not a lover of Baroque architecture. However, one has to admire the craftsmanship involved in the internal aspects of the building. Indeed, the inside is an improvement on many baroque churches as not every square inch is gilded, carved or painted....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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