Gesuiti Chiesa del Gesu', Lecce

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  • August 17, 2017
    The Church of Jesus is evidently been built taking which inspired the most famous and great Church of Jesus of the Roman square. Like the one in Rome, this is considered not only the Church of the Jesuit order but also an icon of the Counter Reformation. The façade carries the hallmarks of what was the Church after the Council of Trent. Not as richly decorated as other baroque churches, but it's still very interesting. Inside the spectacular altar made of local stone, which we were lucky enough to see since the Church was one of the few open.
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  • July 12, 2017
    These churches are all beautiful but if you get worried when you see a look alike corpse than dont venture  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    This church nis quite different to others in Lecce and you will find it on your left as you walkVia Palmier to Porto Napoli. It was not open on the two occasions visited but still with a look with its...  more »
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  • Impressive piece of architecture.
  • Maybe not the most beautiful church in Lecce but it's still lovely to visit.
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  • I always give 5 stars to the churches and then in the description say the reasons to visit it or not because in Italy there are no churches until the beginning of 900 nasty! This struck me the apse, the rest to see but not to the levels of the other churches of Lecce! I visited long ago and I have many memories so take this review with a grain of salt!
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  • Assisted at mass surrounded by the splendour of Baroque art
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  • The Church on the outside is not up to par with other religious buildings in Lecce but it is still pretty. The Interior is quite simple in its architecture and decoration. What sumptuous altar is jaw-dropping example of decorations and Baroque architecture. To see!
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