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Santuario Basilica La Consolata

Piazza Della Consolata, 10122 Turin, Italy
011483.6111
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Ranked #1 of 134 attractions in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a view. Sadly the haze over Turin did not make for good photography. A great building. We drove up as it is a little bit out of the centre and on a large hill. There is a "cable car" up to the hill but I am not sure where the terminal is. There is room to sit and... More

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Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of the most important churches in Turin. An unusual layout as well as many interesting things to see inside. Worth stopping off at while you're walking in the centre of the city.

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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Didn't dislike anything actually, but by the same token there was nothing very special about it. It does however have an original projectile (musket ball, I think) from the 1706 war embedded in one of the outside walls, which I suppose is kinda interesting.

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Turin, Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful church to be seen inside. Not to miss if you visit Turin. It is a very loved church from Turin's people.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have seen so many churches in my life, and thought, that there were no surrisesleft, and yet La Basilica was something I had neverseen before. Absolutely splendid and reathtakingly beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a must see, whether you are interested in religion or not. A lot of churches and basilicas have stunning ornaments but also plain, boring walls. This basilica has intricate designs everywhere, no piece of wall was left undesigned! And the designs are stunning! A must see!

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A wonderful basilica with lots to see. Not only the fabulous baroque features, in the main church, but the Crypt of the Grazie, and the lovely chapel dedicated to the two Queens - Maria Teresa and Maria Adelaide. There are a lot of votive offerings; hundreds of military epaulettes, war crosses, etc. from the two World Wars. Well worth a... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A fairly small but absolutely beautiful church. I don't want to say much more because if you are in Turin and you like churches, then this is an absolute must. There was a small free to enter mueseum/exhibition next door where you can climb to the top of the tower for a great view of Turin ...worth visiting if you... More

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Barcelona
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you're staying in the Porta Nuova area, this famous basilica is a 25-30 minutes' walk away. Don't let this deter you, it's a must (and lots to look at during the walk!). The first church was built here as early as the 11th century, dedicated to Sant'Andrea (St Andrew). Now only some fragments remain. The church was transformed to... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This really is a Baroque masterpiece and entering from a bright and sunny square and adjusting to the interior has the WOW factor. The amazing display of arch after arch with equally ornate side chapels and well placed lighting is memorable. We were particularly lucky to catch a separate exhibition relating to the three hundredth anniversary of the building and... More

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