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Church of Sant'Irene

Construction of the Church of Sant’Irene

The Church of Sant'Irene, known as the Church of the Theatines, was built in honour of St. Irene of Thessalonica, Patron Saint of Lecce prior to 1656, the year in which the patronage of St. Oronzo was granted to Lecce by Pope Alexander VII. The building was completed by master craftsmen from Lecce to a design by the Theatine Francesco Grimaldi, between 1591 and 1639, and funded by the University. In 1639 the church was solemnly consecrated by the Bishop of Brindisi.

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