Fodor's Expert Review Duomo

Lecce Fodor's Choice

Dominating a vast square concealed by a maze of alleyways, Lecce's magnificent cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta never fails to take visitors by surprise. The goal when building the 17th-century structure was to stun the faithful with a vision of opulence and power. Constructed in rosy local stone, the church is flanked by the ornate Bishops' Palace (1694), the seminary, whose first-floor Museum of Sacred Art (MuDAS) displays papier-mâché sculptures alongside brooding Caravaggio-esque paintings. Adding to this melodious architectural scene is the 236-foot-high bell tower, which dominates the centro storico skyline. 

Fodor's Choice Free Church Historical

Quick Facts

Piazza Duomo
Lecce, Apulia  73100, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Duomo €6; LeccEcclesiae ticket €9.

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