Basilica of Santa Croce, Lecce: detail of the west facade showing the richly carved cornices and brackets supporting the balcony

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RIBApix ref no RIBA27716
Architect/DesignerPenna, Cesare
Zimbalo, Francesco Antonio
Zimbalo, Giuseppe (1617-1710)
Artist/PhotographerHance, Dennis
CountryItaly
CityLecce
Subject Date1695
Image Date1998
ViewExterior
StyleBaroque
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceDHI599
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Dennis Hance / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Construction on the church was begun in 1549 by Gabriele Riccardi, and was completed in 1679. The elaborate main portal and the two lateral doorways of the west facade were added in 1606 under the direction of Francesco Antonio Zimbalo. The church was completed by his successors, Cesare Penna (the upper facade and the rose window), and Giuseppe Zimbalo (decoration of the upper facade) by 1695.

Subject tags

churches, sculpture, decorative woodwork, balustrades