We visited the Basilica di Santa Croce in Lecce
The Basilica di Santa Croce is located in Italy, in Lecce in Puglia.
This masterpiece of 17th century Baroque art is the work of the city’s greatest architects, it is the most accomplished example of the particular style of baroque architecture which developed in the 17th century in Lecce and its region.
It is marked by the abundance and exuberance of the exterior sculpted decoration as interior.
The construction of the basilica spanned almost a century, from 1549 to 1646. Although it was originally planned in the Renaissance style, most of the work (notably the upper part of the facade and the portals) were undertaken in the 17th century in the new baroque style.