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Piazza San Carlo

Turin, Italy (Centro)
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Ranked #4 of 143 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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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There are so many wonderful buildings in Turin and a good number of piazza's too and this is probably the best - not least because there is no renovation going on. Lots of high end shops and plenty of places to grab a coffee. We went at dusk so it was nice to see it both when light and dark.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A large formal square with covered walkways at both long sides, expensive shops and inviting terraces for dining al fresco

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is marvellous in its unity of style. The visit of one of the historical cafes is a must. If you want to save money, drink the espresso italian style at the bar

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

if your visiting Turin, this plaza is a must see. Just two blocks south of Palazzo Madama, this one is much more picturesque. The buildings, especially the two churches at the south end, are magnificent. And unlike its larger neighbor (also a must see), this one has very little construction. Nice spot for an afternoon latte.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is the most beautiful square of Turin. It has two famous coffee shops, café San Carlo and café Torino. Both are very ornate and beautifully furnished. The cost of Coffee is about 3 euro if you sit down and 1.5 euro if you stand at the counter. The pastries are a treat. well worth a visit.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very nice surroundings. Lively. Even at 11.00 p.m. full of people. Lots of young ones. Behaved and pleasant. You feel quite safe even in the evening. The impression is of an elegant city.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Lots of people strolling and enjoying the good weather. Sorrounded by lovely buildings that give the square an impressive frame.

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Maitland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great cafes with perfect coffee and pastries. Wonderful architecture and people watching. Takes you back in time!

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Waco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lovely square with lots of shopping and restaurants! Nice stroll even in the rain as the walks are covered. Be sure to explore the several candy shops in the square! Ask for samples!

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Bolton Lancs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

a beautiful open piazza just down from the Royal palace,cafes restaurants and shops with two twin churches at one end

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