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Address: Via Umberto I 3, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Basilica di Santa Croce in Lecce

This is a beautiful baroque architecture basilica in Lecce. Very stunning facade and beautiful inside. If you are in Lecce it is worth seeking out to visit.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful baroque architecture basilica in Lecce. Very stunning facade and beautiful inside. If you are in Lecce it is worth seeking out to visit.

Thank GregandAnn L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had looked forward this beautiful baroque church, but unfortunately the entire facade was covered in a painted canvas while restoration work continued. Meanwhile you can still enjoy the interior.

Thank JimSTL1021
Cleveland, Oh
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a beautiful church in the center of Lecce which has one of the best facade in the area. During my visit part was been restored and had several scaffoldings.

Thank marcopolo111
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I love the baroque architecture in Lecce. The Lecce stone has a lovely 'glow' when the sun hots it early in the morning and at sunset. Sculptors loved this stone....

Thank Janettaz
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

One of the most important landmarks to visit in Lecce. Again located in the heart of the old town. Must see.

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place! The architecture is breathtaking. Inside, the atmosphere was serene. We will visit this place again!

1 Thank Madalina N
Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

The exterior baroque work is the reason the basilica is famous. The construction of the Basilica of the Holy Cross began in 1353, then halted until middle of the 16th century and was finally completed at the end of 17th century. The facade has six columns, large rose window and large number of animals and grotesque figures. Inside it's still... More 

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A wonderful ancient church in Leece, this town has several and especially two excellent churches that are well worth the stop. This is one of them, worth a visit if you are in town.

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Beautiful facade. Under renovation. With restaurants, bars, hotels close by. Very romantic surounding in the evening.

Thank Ade W
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were lucky that we stayed at the Palazzo Persone, a hotel almost adjacent to the Basilica. Opening your eyes to such an external beauty makes your day outstanding from the start.And to add to all that there is some live music in the mornings by a mobile artist.Just watch the lace facade and listen to the music.

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