CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE

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Opposite the amphitheater, you can see the splendid, orderly facade of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built around 1590 by Michele Coluzio. Unlike the other churches in Lecce, this one does not feature the typical decorative sculptural elements; it is an example of an architectural style that was foreign to local tastes, representing an attempt by the Church of Rome to impose its cultural models in Apulia.

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