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Chiesa di San Matteo

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Address: Via Dei Perroni 29, 73100, Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0832 245035‎

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Like some other churches in Lecce, the architecture is unmissable, however this is arguably the best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Like some other churches in Lecce, the architecture is unmissable, however this is arguably the best.

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Victoria Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Puts you off going into the churches in Lecce when people stand around demanding you make a offering. I strongly said no and entered. This church is beautiful. Stand your ground when you go into churches I say. Why should you pay. I wanted to sit and pray.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We took a walking tour of Lecce, and visited what our guide felt were the major churches in Lecce. The Church of San Matteo was not included in the tour, but when I found it open during a bit of a walk-about one evening I went in and found this to be one of the most beautiful churches in the... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

It is said that the Baroque style in Lecce is characterized mainly because its most original contribution is applied, rather than to architecture, to decoration of buildings. From this point of view, perhaps the most famous monument in Lecce, the Santa Croce's Basilica, is revealing: the incredible, exuberant decoration of the facade fits into a pattern that is after all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Look caredully at the statues as they are made of papier mache and not marble or stone.Quite amazing the artistry.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

There are so many churches in Lecce - it seems like one on every corner - but the baroque elegance of this one makes it worth a visit. Superb outside but even more impressive decor inside.

Thank DTM56
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Lecce is one of the most beautifull cities in Italy, noble and nice for visit in any period of year. Even in January it was sunny and pleasant. Beautifully buildings and churches, nice pedestrian quart.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Well, it was nice surprise that we came across a wedding that the ceremony had just begun. The bride was crying while the priest reading his line. It was nice Italian atmosfere that we enjoyed very much. The church itself was beautiful as usual. I highly recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The barocco style is well represented outside but especially inside the church. There are a lot of altars all very decorated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The real baroque of Lecce. If you walk the main street of Lecce centre you might not see this beauty. That's why it's important not to forget to get to this street just with the purpose to watch this amazing church. Believe me, it really worths! Far from the big and more central churches of Lecce, this particular baroque chapel... More 

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