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Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

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Piazza Raimonedllo Orsini, 73013, Galatina, Italy
+39 0836 568494
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This ancient church with its numerous, ancient, stunning frescos is a visit that one should absolutely not miss. The frescos are indeed a sight to behold.

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Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is a basilica which is a cut above the rest. The interior is simply stunning. Amazing frescoes with not only biblical but other interesting scenes hidden on the walls. Some have been restored but many remain in the original 16th/17th century. Indeed one seems...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

With stunning organ behind the altar 😉 Baroque building, overwhelming the entire piaza. Wedding couples find it a nice place for their portraits 🖖

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

We were travelling in Puglia and I learned about Galatina thanks to a magazine called "Bella Italia". This cathedral is so beautiful, full of frescoes which reminds one of Giotto's Cappella degli Scrovegni" in Padova. Breathtakingly beautiful...I plan to return to Galatina as there are...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

the village around the church is just sad, there is nothing. Works are ongoing, so you can't see the facade and inside the Church you have to pay to switch on the light and a couple of old padrinos are watching at you any step...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

An Italian lady I met said this was a must and I’m so pleased we didn’t miss it. The style is after Giotto and the basilica is covered in colour. Parking nearby was easy and there is a charming cafe/gift shop opposite. The outside of...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2018

I went here on the recommendation of my italian professor....not knowing anything about it! It is absolutely superb and well worth going out of one's way to see. It is about 25kms south of Lecce

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

An outstanding church with painted frescoes in the walls and ceilings. It is worth putting 2 euros in the box to turn the lights on to see the detail. Scenes from the Bible and also from mythology such as St George and the dragon. There...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

a very beautiful basilica that should not be missed during any visit in galatina. highly appreciated the art works covering the ceilings and the walls.

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

You need to see this on a bright day to best appreciate the vast array of frescoes. Beginning in the nave with the Apocalypse, then Genesis, followed by the Life of Jesus and the life of the patron saint of the Basilica. The ceilings, arches...More

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