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“Fascinating architecture.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basilica di Santa Croce

Basilica di Santa Croce
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating architecture.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

The Greek columns are still clearly visible, outside and in. The whole building is an example of a "nothing goes to waste" mentality that is completely fascinating. Walking around the exterior is as interesting as fighting your way inside, of time is short!

Visited September 2013
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Lecce has many Churches and they are all beautiful and well worth seeing but the Basilica di Santa Croce is the jewel in the crown.A must see on your visit to Lecce.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful inside and out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

I loved the bascilica. The interiors were beautifully baroque and rococo. The limestone adds a beautiful colour.

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Beautiful Baroque Church - Fasade Under Renovation But A Must Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Basilica Santa Croce or Holy Cross (1695) is a beautiful Baroque church known for more of its facade than the interior. However, inside do not miss the main portal that consists of a pair of Corinthian columns and the coats of arms of Philip III of Spain, Mary of Enghein and Walter VI of Brienne. On the side portals are those of the Celestines. There is no admission fee and no English language plaques or a brochure that describes everything in this church. Too bad about that but that's how it is in most small town churches despite English being a universal language.

Visited June 2014
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Farnborough, Hampshire
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“Lovely Barogue Church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Lovely Baroque architecture. Inside, don't miss the paper mache statue, it is stunning.
The exterior is currently undergoing restoration so there is scaffolding. Worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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