Chiesa Cattolica Santa Irene, Lecce

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  • Dedicated to the former patron of the city of Lecce, the Church was built many centuries later, a very simple and elegant, like the architecture of the Counter Reformation, however, very similar to the not is so far away Church of the Gesù. However is right in the Centre of the city, "in umbelico civitatis", to give greater prominence to the Church, then, of the patron. Subsequently the Patron Saint Oronzo became citizen, but the great church dedicated to Irene stays in place to oversee and almost to continue to protect and to care however the city. Nice but could be better, being almost a more modest Baroque.
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  • To see, possibly, by the way, but I have not personally found great interest in this visit. The Church is much clearer than that of Piazza Del Duomo, it's another style in my opinion. Please note that admission is free, so for those who are interested in religious buildings, it costs nothing to stop, in every sense of the word...
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  • It's just beautiful in its kind and beautiful is the shape of the various altars inside they do see a hexagonal shape. Not to be missed
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  • After the Duomo and the basilica of Santa Croce, here's another Church that enhances the excellence of the baroque city of Lecce. Don't be fooled by the exterior façade that does not do justice to the richness of stucco, sculptures, paintings and Baroque decorations contained within it. Each votive chapel is a riot of Baroque art, as well as the altar and two large chapels. Suggestive passages that connect the various chapels appearing to go through the rooms of a baroque palace.
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  • beautiful
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  • Important Church of the city, as Saint Irene was the patron saint of Lecce lovely both interior and exterior.
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  • I had read that it was nice to visit but ... on Saturday I found it closed. ...
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  • Very nice
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