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
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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.
The exterior is under reservation. We visited in a late afternoon and had no problem of getting in. The interior was very ornate with plaster sculptures and decorations. Since we had been to Sicily and visited the baroque churches there, this one is less impressive
It is currently under renovation (September 2017), so the facade is hidden by a scrim that is a photo of the real thing. Our guide explained the fascinating details and symbolism of the carvings. Inside are two glorious statues that turned out to be of...More
A little disappointed as there is renovation work ongoing but inside he Basicilla was beautiful. Very serene and the architecture- amazing.
An explosion of barocco ! The whole very harmonious and overwhelming.The aesthetically peculiar charme is due by the distinguishing property of the "lecce's stone" It is very malleable as wax and so very easy to work
This is a beautiful baroque church in Lecce. It has an over-the-top decor both inside and on the outside walls. Absolutely lovely! We must have spent over an hour investigating the basilica. It has a beautiful rose window, and a large number of carvings. As...More
You walk around a corner and this church seems to jump out at you with its beautiful baroque carvings showing the symmetry of that period. The rose window is magnificent and inside here are some wonderful paintings and more carvings. Well worth a visit