Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Lecce

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  • This church overlooks a small square with very pleasant garden, full of local people. The Church did not complete because the façade lacks the pediment top, but perhaps that makes it even more beautiful and interesting, what a shining example of the rich Baroque. Very nice both the façade and the location. Unfortunately for the Interior can't comment because we found it closed.
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  • Beautiful front with the balusters emphasize verticality. The Interior has an octagonal plan, with a beautiful choir narrower than the nave, and especially a magnificent décor paper mache covered ceiling (which is the specialty of Lecce, there are many artisans still making this paper mache figurines). Beautiful altars, nice set. The whole is of baroque style, in shades of white and gray. A visit to Lecce, compellingly left to stay only a few minutes. It's very beautiful!
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  • Bright, einkadend, friendly. Unusual: a great blanket, also sculptures representing Saints out of papier-mâché. Applies also here: the license determines the being.
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  • Beautiful church, even the little square with the hotel gets. Attention better during the night, the nightlife is that they cannot walk!
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  • The building has an octagonal plan with deep chancel covered with vaulted ceilings. The walls are divided into two orders by a continuous frame serrated. The first order is crossed by Corinthian pilasters between which there are short chapels that accommodate complex altar machines. The altars, richly adorned with twisted columns inspired by angels, birds, scrolls, scrolls, wreaths and sculptures, the wooden statues of Neapolitan scope from the late 17th century depicting Saint Francis Xavier, Saint Francis of Assisi, St. Peter of Alcantara, Saint cajetan, Saint Anthony of Padua and the Immaculate. At the chapels open, in the upper register, seven large Windows from profile mixtilinear alternated with niches that House the statues of the Blessed Beatrice, Agnes, loved and Vegetables. Along the walls are opened also lattices of choirs from which the nuns participated in the celebrations. The amount of space between the various chapels is enriched by the presence of some paintings depicting Evangelical scenes and saints: assumption of the Virgin, transit of Saint Clare, the risen Christ, the Virgin and child, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The presbytery is characterized by a monumental altar, filled with architectural elements and adorned with two spiral columns, that welcomes in the Central niche the statue of Saint Clare of Assisi. Of note is the presence of Sant'Agnese, in the sacristy, by Francesco Solimena.
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  • Wonderful Church typical of Baroque. Upon entering you will be enchanted lights shades fabrics of all kinds!
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  • Beautiful baroque church, is worth the visit.
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  • Lovely ... deserves to be visited
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To enjoy Lecce's medieval architecture, consider staying at a B&B in the town center. Elegant on the outside and comfortable on the inside, B&Bs in this area offer airy rooms and modern conveniences suitable for every budget. If you wish to avoid the crowds of the city's central areas, explore the lodgings offered by private guesthouses on the edge of town. Located in quiet residential zones, they provide access to private outdoor spaces and secure parking, just a short drive from the old town's shops and restaurants.
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