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Chiesa di Santa Chiara

Piazzetta Vittorio Emanuele II, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 241915
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
4 Oct 2017
“THE baroque church to see!”
2 Jun 2017
“Another Impressive Church That Dates Way Back”
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Piazzetta Vittorio Emanuele II, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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+39 0832 241915
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Chiesa di Santa Chiara is magnificent! It is difficult to even imagine anything so beautiful and this applies to both indoors and outdoors. This church has a lot of light indoors, not so common for the churches in Italy, and so you can easily admire...More

Thank marjaterttu2016
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is another baroque church in Lecce and is note worthy because of its paper mache ceiling that dates back to 600.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Construction of this church started in 15th century but it was finished at the end of 17th century. Located on a small square, the nice facade is inviting you inside. There you will find another example of Lecce baroque style - richly decorated with animated...More

1  Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 31 October 2015

one of many lovely baroque churches in Lecce. one must be aware that some of the churches close midday and reopen in the late afternoon

Thank DandL T
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is the first church we went into in Lecce and therefore hadn't succumbed to "chiesa overload" which you can tend to get after you have drifted into another of the 26-or-so churches in Lecce! Really lovely church near to the centre and definitely worth...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 22 August 2015

This church is nice such as the other churches in Lecce. The characteristic of this church is that the upper part of the facade is missing. I think has been damaged and just fallen in the past.

Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Has one alcove with the Lady of the stars , and has real candles to burn , very sweet , church had beautiful detail , just walked in didn't know what to expect

Thank eshander
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Of all the churches I visited this was my favourite. The interior is surprisingly bright given the dark wooden ceiling. A beautiful altar with some lovely pictures in the individual chapels. Worth a visit on a walking tour around Lecce. Personally, I think this church...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 6 February 2015

A very beautiful church. Next to it is a big hotel , and it looks as though they have a restaurant. We just walked by and the piazza was wide and impressive.

Thank DANIELLA107
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Rather unusual, this baroque church has a single octagonal nave - a more intimate setting than the wide other baroque churches in Lecce. Look at the ceiling - it's papier-maché. Worth a stop once you are in the downtown centre.

1  Thank Luca_Giove
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