Baroque City of Lecce

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All that remains of the 16C ramparts that once encircled the historic centre of Lecce are the castle and a few vestiges of the city defences. A ring of avenues now delineates the centre of this Baroque town. It was during the Spanish domination of Lecce (1557-1707) that the Baroque style of architecture exploded, and the town still boasts many Renaissance, Rococo and Baroque buildings. The most remarkable and ornate of these, such as Santa Croce basilica and Piazza del Duomo, are the work of the architect Zimbalo.

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Address:

73100 Lecce

Nearby tourist attractions

Piazza S. Oronzo
Piazza S. Oronzo
Lecce
0:15
Gesù, il Buon Consiglio
Gesù, il Buon Consiglio
Lecce
0:15
S. Irene dei Teatini
S. Irene dei Teatini
Lecce
0:15
Church of Santa Croce Church of Santa Croce
Church of Santa Croce
Lecce
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Palazzo del Governo (Palais du Gouvernement)
Palazzo del Governo (Palais du Gouvernement)
Lecce
0:15
S. Matteo S. Matteo
S. Matteo
Lecce
0:15
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