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Piazza San Carlo

Turin, Italy (Centro)
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Ranked #6 of 122 attractions in Turin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Piazza San Carlo was designed by Carlo di Castellamonte in 1642 and completed in 1650. In the middle of the piazza you’ll find the equestrian statue... more » Owner description: Piazza San Carlo was designed by Carlo di Castellamonte in 1642 and completed in 1650. In the middle of the piazza you’ll find the equestrian statue of Emanuele Filiberto (known to all as “El Caval èd brons”), sculpted by Carlo Marocchetti in 1838. The porticoed buildings surrounding the piazza give space to numerous bars, cafes, and restaurants. « less
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Lisbon, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Monumental Square surrounded by beautiful buildings, fancy shops and nice terraces. If you are lucky, you will be able to see an interesting parade of locals dressed in traditional medieval costumes mixed with groups recalling Carnaval.

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Nelson, NZ
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Magnificent architecture. I highly recommend sitting in a cafe on the edge of the piazza for a wine/beer/snack & watch the world go by.

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Esfahan, Iran
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

A beautiful square, there are a lot of typical, antique and traditional bars! Sometimes there are concerts and other entertainments that you can enjoy!

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Padua, Italy
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208 reviews 208 reviews
25 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Just go there and soak up the view, the churches up one end , the historic cafes that line the sides , the big horse. It was great in Winter , I can imagine perfect in summer

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

In the center of the city, this marvelous square is like a sitting room… surrounded by porticoes, traditional cafes, nice stores… A must in Torino.

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Ancona, Italy
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

After having seen all the shop windows in Via Roma take a break and admire this lovely square, my favourite sight in Turin

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Turin was a surprise - its big! Big squares, big streets, big arcades and big on shopping. Many restaurants of all sorts. This square / piazza was a huge open space with several different things going on - Peruvian pipes, political demonstration, huge television screen and a Christmas choir were some of the activities. Fantastic architecture.

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Budapest, Hungary
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The hotel where I stayed in Turin is situated on Piazza San Carlo and it was always a pleasure to start the day there and return there after meetings. It's a beautiful and elegant place - but when I was there (Nov 2013) there was a noisy chocolate festival which offered culinary delight but made the square look a bit... More

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The very heart of Turin, is well known as the "living room" of the town. With its 4 bars at every corner is the best way to spend few minutes walking down the cloisters and havin a coffee or a vermuth! Taste it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A lovely pedestrianised square that was once a massive car park before the City had a major face lift. I wonderful place to stroll or sit, super elegant bars situated on each "corner" of the square. The lovely churches at one and and the imposing statue in the middle. You never know what might be happening, at the moment the... More

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