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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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"rose window"
in 8 reviews
"baroque architecture"
in 18 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"santa croce"
in 11 reviews
"undergoing restoration"
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"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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"carvings"
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"stone"
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"barocco"
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"symbolism"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful architecture at its best -, from moment you walk inside the murals, ceiling height , stained glass windows, gold candelabras, ornate cornices, statues - must see even better at night .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trouble with churches in Italy is the shear quantity and after the first half a dozen you feel a bit Blaise about them .Having said that this is an outstanding church with an impressive front and interior . The church is a big draw...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

The outside is covered by scaffolding and a cloth painting, but inside is marvellous. Check for opening times and wear appropriate clothing.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We’ve been in Puglia for 2 weeks and it’s fair to say we are “churched out”. Nonetheless, there are still ‘chiesa’ which take your breath away, including the church of St Irene also in Lecce’s historical area. Santa Croce didn’t appeal as much, though it...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Disappointing, light from the lauded rose window dimmed due to exterior covering - there is a digital device for interaction - but this is not for me.

Thank Lesley C
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

The Basilica of Santa Croce was built between 1550-1605. Like most of the churches in Lecce it was constructed inside and out in very decorative Baroque style. There are many altars to view and appreciate. One is the altar of St. Francis de Paul. Our...More

Thank Mmarymomm
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

I didn't go in.... but the visuals are great outside - Lecce is a wonderful city ....surprises around every turn of the old stone streets.

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Reviewed January 1, 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 November 8, 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 October 19, 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.

Thank jjflan
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