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Basilica di Santa Croce: Tours & Tickets

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After arriving in Lecce for the day we made this our first stop & weren’t disappointed! Both internally & externally the church is magnificent, stunningly beautiful, rich in its design & detail. There are seventeen alters & the beautiful nave has a rich wooden caisson ceiling.
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We were in the mood to appreciate the churches of Lecce - it was our first visit to this city and we had a guide show us around. This Basilica outstrips all the other churches in Lecce by far, in beauty and gorgeous baroque architecture. It was bright and well balanced, a real
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For me, baroque architecture does not always work. At Santa Croce it works wonderfully. Even though many sculptors and architects contributed, its effect is stylistically one. The facade is amazing, the rose window, the elaborate detail, and the carvings. Simply stunning. Art,
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This beats the duomo and a number if other churches for its internal elegance. Yes there is the baroque plasterwork and fifteen or so highly decorated altars, but the overall impression is of cool, quiet sanctuary. The colours are mainly pastel. The external facade has
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Yes, this is Italy, and there are a lot of churches, albeit each interesting in its own way. Lecce is no exception in this regard, but the Basilica di Santa Croce is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture that should be seen. An imposing facade on small square, this church is
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