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Santuario Basilica La Consolata

Piazza Della Consolata | Via Maria Adelaide 2, 10122 Turin, Italy
011483.6100
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Ranked #1 of 141 Attractions in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Zagreb, Croatia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have to say that it wasn't all I expected. It took us so long to get there from where we were situated that when we got there finally it was a bit of a let down. That's not to say its not beautiful, it really is (pictures included). We visited the crypts underneath and it also didn't impress me.... More

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

excellent trip via a very old train..... welll worth a visit, the basilica could use some money being spent on it, the cafe bar is limited so eat and drink before you go at the very quaint miniture station.

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Independence, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Unlike the larger cathedrals, this basilica is fairly plain on the outside. Inside it is astounding. Artwork and statuary occupies nearly every wall and ceiling space. The docents were very friendly and eager to help. There was no charge to enter and photography was allowed.

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Long Island, NY
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Even for those who, like me, might have overdosed a bit on cathedrals in Europe, this one is a must see. Much different from the usual medieval Gothic style and the sort you see in Florence. Well worth the visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well worth a stop if you're in the area but not worth more than a walk to see it. Very unusual inside with lots of hidden alcoves, art and sculpture.

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Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
49 helpful votes 49 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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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 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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5 attraction reviews
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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