Lecce: San Matteo



Church Matrix
The church matrix, devoted to the Virgo Assunta, was built between 1591 and 1595 on the area of a preceding church.
The inside, on a Latin cross plan with four chapels for side, preserve to the painted altars by Donato Antonio Of Orlando and an eighteenth-century copy of the Martyrdom of St. Sebastiano performed by Mattia Preti for the Neapolitan church of Saint Maria of the Seven Pains.
Church of St. Sebastiano
The church of St. Sebastiano, with the attached convent of the Dominican Fathers, rose in 1500 for wish of the marquis Giovanni Castriota, as is attested by the epigraph above the portal.
Composed of a unique room with two altars for side, the temple preserves cloths of Donato Antonio Of Orlando. The altar of the Rosary referred in 1731 by Mauro Manieri, brings the cloth of the Madonna of the Rosary of the Of Orlando that the coat of arms of the Pinellis exhibits.
Church of the Immacolata
Center of the Brotherhood of St. Giovanni Battista. It was built beginning from 1642 by the teachers Ortensio and Caesar Pugliese with the intent to connect It to a monastery of Clarisse, that was never built anymore. The church introduces a sober façade concluded by a broken crowning that raises in front of a niche with the statue of the Virgo, in correspondence of the central window with grilles in pierced stone.
Church of the Crocifisso
It was built for devotion (1623) following miracle happened on July the 2nd in 1621 at the presence of about ten witnesses.
The façade is horizontally tripartite from mouldings of strong projection. The inside, on Latin cross plant with four intercommunicated chapels, is sumptuously decorated.


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