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Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Lecce
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Chiesa di Santa Chiara is located in Lecce. Make Chiesa di Santa Chiara a centerpiece of your Lecce vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lecce holiday planner.
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  • This church of Santa Chiara, situated in the historic centre of Lecce, is one of the most beautiful and interesting areas of the city. We also were lucky enough to find it open, early in the morning and being able to visit and enjoy its Baroque style that makes this wonderful city in the deep South practically one of the capitals of Baroque Italian peninsular.
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  • The Church of Santa Chiara is one of the most beautiful of Lecce, a lovely facade and evening has several glares effect of Baroque, the Interior with the ceiling in paper mache, one of a kind with a papier-mâché statue. I highly recommend you enter and admire it, conveys emotion and fills my heart with joy in all its wondrous beauty.
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  • A must see for its ceiling paper mache, specialty to discover the city of Lecce. Memory
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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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  • Spectacular ceiling paper mache ... unique in the world!
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  • fascinating time in paper mache.
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  • Beautiful
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