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Extraordinary baroque masterpiece with exquisite works

Despite having already seen a few examples, this was an extraordinary small church well worth... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
stanmansurrey
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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
Chiesa Franciscana a Lecce

It is a charch of Franciscanian order in Lecce built in style barocco Romano outside, barocco l... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
libius2018
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Despite having already seen a few examples, this was an extraordinary small church well worth visiting. Unusual as soon as one arrives along via Federico d'Aragona at the front portal. What a façade this is - convex at the lower level, concave at the upper...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

It is a charch of Franciscanian order in Lecce built in style barocco Romano outside, barocco l Leccese insight. There are some beautiful capellas and magestic main altarpiece. Realy recomend for visiting

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank libius2018
Reviewed June 26, 2018

After the large cathedral and the impressive Basilica, it was good to visit a smaller parish church. Deliciously baroque, and very well cared for. A delight to wander around and soak up the atmosphere, as well as view the different altars and statues.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

The facade of this extraordinary church, located on a small street, is one of the most daring and most interesting of all of the architectural marvels of the city of Lecce. It should be enough to convince anyone of what the Baroque was about and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

Marvelous baroque facade that seems a piece of Bernini or Borromini in Rome, its curves contrast with the narrow streets aroun it.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Óscar M
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

San Matteo is a wonderful church in the old town of lecce. Both it's inside and outside is beautiful with a rich history. You can often be lucky and witness a wedding.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Victoria S
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful church and ideal for wedding. 500 years old with excellent atmosfere. The church responsabile are very friendly

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Fatjon Q
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This church was unusual with its circular structure and quite beautiful with its barogue style.It was busy when we visited as a wedding was about to commence.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Borromini's style the outside, Apulia baroc the inside, this small church will give you a sense of peace

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank LuciaR118
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Incredibile architecture. Beautiful paintings. This place will make you fall in love with the wonderful city of Lecce

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Fatjon Q
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