Cattedrale di Lecce - La Cripta

Cattedrale di Lecce - La Cripta

Cattedrale di Lecce - La Cripta
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples

Take ten minutes or so to visit the crypt. You will see beautiful arches and tile floors. Pay particular attention to the ninety four decorated columns which support the arches. Each has a unique capital and individual symbolic decorations.

Look down as well. The grilled areas in the floor reveal views of burial sites for clerics and members of noble families.

Signage in English tells you much about the history of the site.

Written September 18, 2023
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Angela B
Sedgefield, South Africa231 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
This Cathedral is beautifully adorned with well preserved religious artworks and carvings. There was no charge to look around.
Written January 2, 2019
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happytravellady
Macclesfield, UK941 contributions
Oct 2019
This beautiful building is in the main duomo square which is very open. It is worth a look but you need to move to the edges of the square to fully appreciate the architecture
Written December 20, 2019
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Paul
14 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Many cathedral crypts celebrate the rich and famous, this one is different. On descent from the left column when facing the altar, one enters a quiet area of memorial. The grilled areas look into unknown sepulchre (avoid if squeamish or young) which can raise a tear in the most unemotional. Take time to view the column capitals (there are some historical oddities eg the old Lecce Campinalla). On my visit, excavations we’re continuing under the nave, showing some burial sites, but primarily a large abandoned ossuary.
Written October 6, 2019
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Gerry D
Alloa, UK182 contributions
Oct 2019
Loved the startling quiet of the crypt which exudes a more Byzantine age. Beautiful arches and well worth a half hour visit.
Written October 3, 2019
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Chris C
Noosa, Australia153 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Sorry the crypt did not inspire me. Yes lots of columns and some important remains but I was out in a jiffy.
Written June 10, 2019
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Lesley C
Manchester, UK6 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
There are a LOT of churches in Lecce - all similar and it makes a nice change to see something a little more contemporary - there is a door onto the main square which is interesting - I won't spoil it for anyone by describing, but it is worth a look - the Piazza del Duomo is a good space for a breather from the crowds and the sun.
Written April 27, 2018
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Giuseppe Cincindella
Rosyth, UK1,656 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Walking along the Piazza del duomo you can see the Cathedral. Interesting structure, the architecture. We didn't go inside but it certainly worth a visit.
Written October 9, 2023
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,390 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Closed when we visited, but the informational sign says that 94 decorated columns support it, each with a different capital. Restoration completed in April 2017. Admission price is €2/person.
Written April 29, 2019
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J150505
London, UK317 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The cathedral is located more or less in the centre of the old historical town. It is baroque and built in the 17th century although the original cathedral was founded in the 12th century. It is in the shape of a cross and the ceiling is a beautiful wooden one which is highly decorated. The cathedral is worth a visit for this alone. We spent about 30 minutes exploring the architecture and side chapels. The cathedral is in one corner of the Piazxo del Duomo and obviously has a bell tower.
Written October 1, 2017
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