We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Review Highlights
Extraordinary baroque masterpiece with exquisite works

Despite having already seen a few examples, this was an extraordinary small church well worth... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
stanmansurrey
,
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
Chiesa Franciscana a Lecce

It is a charch of Franciscanian order in Lecce built in style barocco Romano outside, barocco l... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
libius2018
,
Moscow, Russia
Read all 242 reviews
123
All photos (123)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“small church”(2 reviews)
“worth a visit”(3 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
61°
47°
Nov
54°
42°
Dec
53°
39°
Jan
Contact
Via Dei Perroni 29, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 245035
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Lecce
from $5.70
More Info
from $86.20
More Info
Lecce Bike Tour
45 Reviews
from $28.70
More Info
from $74.70
More Info
Reviews (242)
Filter reviews
26 results
Traveler rating
18
7
1
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
18
7
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews small church baroque church worth a visit concave statues architect facade style
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 26 reviews
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Despite having already seen a few examples, this was an extraordinary small church well worth visiting. Unusual as soon as one arrives along via Federico d'Aragona at the front portal. What a façade this is - convex at the lower level, concave at the upper...More

Thank stanmansurrey
Reviewed August 1, 2018

It is a charch of Franciscanian order in Lecce built in style barocco Romano outside, barocco l Leccese insight. There are some beautiful capellas and magestic main altarpiece. Realy recomend for visiting

1  Thank libius2018
Reviewed June 26, 2018

After the large cathedral and the impressive Basilica, it was good to visit a smaller parish church. Deliciously baroque, and very well cared for. A delight to wander around and soak up the atmosphere, as well as view the different altars and statues.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed June 24, 2018

The facade of this extraordinary church, located on a small street, is one of the most daring and most interesting of all of the architectural marvels of the city of Lecce. It should be enough to convince anyone of what the Baroque was about and...More

1  Thank Panajody
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Marvelous baroque facade that seems a piece of Bernini or Borromini in Rome, its curves contrast with the narrow streets aroun it.

Thank Óscar M
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

San Matteo is a wonderful church in the old town of lecce. Both it's inside and outside is beautiful with a rich history. You can often be lucky and witness a wedding.

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful church and ideal for wedding. 500 years old with excellent atmosfere. The church responsabile are very friendly

Thank Fatjon Q
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This church was unusual with its circular structure and quite beautiful with its barogue style.It was busy when we visited as a wedding was about to commence.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Borromini's style the outside, Apulia baroc the inside, this small church will give you a sense of peace

Thank Lucia R
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Incredibile architecture. Beautiful paintings. This place will make you fall in love with the wonderful city of Lecce

Thank Fatjon Q
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 nearby hotels
Dimora San Biagio Suites & Apartment
26 reviews
.02 miles away
Santa Chiara Suite Hotel
354 reviews
.13 miles away
Risorgimento Resort
909 reviews
.17 miles away
Le Club Boutique Hotel
122 reviews
.27 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 667 nearby restaurants
Tabisca Il Vico dei Tagliati
449 reviews
.10 miles away
Il Gambero Rosso - Ristorante
657 reviews
.06 miles away
Road 66
961 reviews
.02 miles away
Blu Notte
1,551 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 241 nearby attractions
Museo Faggiano
570 reviews
.03 miles away
Chiesa di Santa Chiara
156 reviews
.12 miles away
Teatro Romano di Lecce
320 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Chiesa di San Matteo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines