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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 136 attractions in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
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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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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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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 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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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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