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Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Galatina

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  • This church is a hidden gem in the historical center of Galatina. I live in the area and I took there all my friends that came here for vacation. The painting will leave you speechless!! Just google i...  more »
  • This is just fantastic. Interior of the church is covered in high quality 14 th century frescoes - sometimes described as the Assisi of the south- and justifiably.  more »
  • When you need a break from Baroque of Lecce, come here to Galantino. This Romanesque cathedral built in the 14 th century is spectacular. The internal walls are covered with amazing frescos. The museu...  more »
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  • Located in the historic centre of Galatina, the Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria represents, as far as I'm concerned, one of the most beautiful churches in the world. The Romanesque façade is striking for the decoration of the three bands of the portal and rose window, masterfully carved in a radial pattern. But the real wonder is just walked in the door. Enter you will find yourself immersed in a large part of the school of Giotto fresco cycle that embraces all the aisles of the basilica and stunned the visitor, which will return in mind surely the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. Recommend to visit the basilica, with the aid of a guide to appreciate it all with more awareness of what you are looking at. Don't overlook the adjacent cloister. A must for those coming in Salento.
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  • It is a church not very big but very very very beautiful and evocative. Unfortunately it is not allowed to take pictures and videos, for this no I can testify with the images on her beauty. A visit is a must
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  • It is certainly one of the beauties of Salento that should be admired, so cunningly and so much emotion.
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  • IT'S LIKE ENTERING HEAVEN. I FELT DETACHED FROM ALL THE VULGARITY AND PETTINESS OF THIS WORLD. IN A DIVINE DIMENSION WHERE SURELY THE PAINTERS WERE ONLY INSTRUMENTS OF A GREAT ARTIST GOD, CREATOR OF THE SUBLIME. DEFINITELY DROVE THE HANDS OF THESE CHOSEN TO IMMORTALIZE HIS DIVINE MYSTICAL MESSAGE FOR THEN-IGNORANT AND ILLITERATE PEOPLE THROUGH INCOMPARABLE BIBLICAL IMAGES. PEOPLE FOOLISHLY SPEND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO GO TO GET THEIR BUTTS OUT OF A HUNDRED METERS OF SAND LOST IN SEAS FAR AWAY OVERLOOKING THE WONDERS WE HAVE SALAMI ... ... .... BAH............ DECADENCE VULGAR!
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  • Gorgeous, as soon as you enter you can not do anything but speechless in front of a masterpiece like no other. Unfortunately without words does not mean that most visitors remain unfailingly become a place of worship in yet another fish market. A place to visit without hesitation if you are fortunate enough to go around.
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