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Basilica di Santa Croce

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Reviewed today

Although under renovation, this magnificent baroque basilica will still take your breath away. Built between 1549 and 1695, it has 16 altars, with the left one considered one of the finest pieces of baroque in southern Italy.

Thank Ossie D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another impressive Baroque style Basilica, claiming to have bits of Christ’s Cross. If you added together all the alleged bits of holy cross located throughout the World, the original cross must have been massive.

Thank redscarfox
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning baroque interior, although currently being renovated it is worth making time to visit during the restricted opening hours.

Thank Adrian O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Even if the facade was under renovation, you can visit the interior. It is open only in the morning and in the afternoon (17:00). It is extremely beautiful, it must be seen.

Thank Mortic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful baroque church in the centre of the city. Baroque at its best. Truly a must visit when in the city.

Thank Worldwatcher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly the "well worth seeing" exterior is fully covered, however the interior is accessible although some restoration work also being carried out. Interior is rather orthodox but worth quick look.

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I confess that I'm not a lover of Baroque architecture. However, one has to admire the craftsmanship involved in the internal aspects of the building. Indeed, the inside is an improvement on many baroque churches as not every square inch is gilded, carved or painted....More

Thank Nastame
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The outside was in scaffolding when we were there, but the inside is still good and interesting. Worth seeing.

Thank A_Hotel_Visitor
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Beautiful baroque church in the centre of historic Lecce, worth popping inside as well to have a look around look at the ceiling when in here!

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful church. Although it’s being renovated, the renovation process is quite interesting. Worth a visit!

Thank Stephanie S
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