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Chiesa di Sant'Irene

Via Regina Isabella 9, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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  • Average9%
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“side chapels” (2 reviews)
“patron saint” (2 reviews)
“baroque style” (2 reviews)
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Via Regina Isabella 9, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a functioning, local church, more intended for parishioners than tourists. There is some interesting history and several nice paintings.

Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

There are a lot of stories about St. Irene who was martyred around the turn of the 1st century. Somehow, though, she ended up as the patron saint of Lecce and reigned as such until 1656 when Bishop Oronzo saved the city from the plague....More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Although Saint Irene was the patron saint of Lecce, the male powers in control decided a male saint should replace a female saint. Thus, Saint Oronzo was chosen to replace Saint Irene who had a Roman town connection.

Thank PointerDetroit
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

A couple of lovely, carved baroque side chapels make it worth looking inside. The outside doesn't shout 'come in' especially as there are so many baroque churches around in Lecce.

Thank LMK63
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Another nice church and not far from Duomo. Baroque style , white and gold.nice painting.just stroll in the city and enter all the monuments and churches they all worth it .

Thank Taffoolie
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is another imprssive baroque style church a few blocks away from the Duomo and worth a look.It was built at the beginning of the 18th century and apparently dedicated to the ancient patrons of the town.

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Tourists eager to visit the more highly touted cathedral at the Piazza del Duomo walk right by Chiesa di Sant'Irene. This church stands in partial shadow and the exterior doesn't scream, "Visit me!" But it's definitely worth the time to take a peak inside. The...More

Thank Mary N
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

But this is one of the most impressive. Not for size, but that the carvings all around, even in the side chapels, are ornate and lovely. Allow time to just sit and contemplate all the work that had to go into the building of it....More

Thank AlyceM
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had been in and out of churches all morning and just came across this one and as it carries my mother's name decided to drop in. Similar to many other churches and nothing to highlight, however the usual array of good quality paintings on...More

Thank Brian440
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

one of the 3 churches to see in Lecce. Very beautiful stonework and possibility to burn a non electric candle

Thank bigos
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