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Basilica di Santa Croce

Via Umberto I 3, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 241957
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Via Umberto I 3, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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"rose window"
in 7 reviews
"baroque architecture"
in 18 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"could spend hours"
in 3 reviews
"undergoing restoration"
in 4 reviews
"holy cross"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 10 reviews
"over the top"
in 6 reviews
"paper mache"
in 4 reviews
"old town"
in 6 reviews
"walking tour"
in 3 reviews
"scaffolding"
in 30 reviews
"exterior"
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"carvings"
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"stone"
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"barocco"
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"beauty"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside is covered by scaffolding and a cloth painting, but inside is marvellous. Check for opening times and wear appropriate clothing.

Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve been in Puglia for 2 weeks and it’s fair to say we are “churched out”. Nonetheless, there are still ‘chiesa’ which take your breath away, including the church of St Irene also in Lecce’s historical area. Santa Croce didn’t appeal as much, though it...More

Thank seljangolf
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointing, light from the lauded rose window dimmed due to exterior covering - there is a digital device for interaction - but this is not for me.

Thank Lesley C
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The Basilica of Santa Croce was built between 1550-1605. Like most of the churches in Lecce it was constructed inside and out in very decorative Baroque style. There are many altars to view and appreciate. One is the altar of St. Francis de Paul. Our...More

Thank Mmarymomm
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

I didn't go in.... but the visuals are great outside - Lecce is a wonderful city ....surprises around every turn of the old stone streets.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Despite the pictorial canopy covering the exterior, the interior is a monumental example of Baroque design. You could not fit one more ornamental item inside.

Thank PointerDetroit
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The facade is covered in scaffolding so unable to enjoy the real beauty of this place although a life sized photo covers the scaffold to give you an impression

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

The Basicilia was directly across the street from our hotel hence easy to visit. Although under renovations, the Baroque architecture was evident through out. The various altars were very special and historical. Great piece of Lecce history.

Thank jjflan
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It was under construction outside when we visited but inside it was the baroque splendour we expected. It was a great architectural experience. Must-see in Lecce.

Thank A. S
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Actually I has been to Italy so many times. One of my favorite places was here " Basilica di Santa Croce (Lecce)" There was beautiful and full of history sine 16th and 17th centuries. Every steps were the story and arts.

Thank SP-AP09
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