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Chiesa di Sant'Irene

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Address: Via Regina Isabella 9, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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very beautiful church

one of the 3 churches to see in Lecce. Very beautiful stonework and possibility to burn a non electric candle

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

one of the 3 churches to see in Lecce. Very beautiful stonework and possibility to burn a non electric candle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A really ornate facade and very impressive inside the church. There's a nice old chap trying to sell souvenirs, a guide book and religious bits and pieces inside the church and he was eager to tell anyone who cared to listen bits of its history. He didn't pause to consider whether you understood him - which I only partially did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One of the many interesting churches in Lecce. There are really a lot of nice churches. This church is centrally located and attract less tourist than the cathedral. Outside is very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

For those of us whom the local guidebook regard as Lutheran heretics, this church is a splendid statement from the counter-reform. Huge and airy, baroque but restrained, it celebrates a lady who was dethroned as Lecce's saint, apparently because she was a Byzantine saint and good old Oronzo was thought more suitable. There is no St Oronzo's church in Lecce,... More 

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Izola, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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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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