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Piazza San Carlo

Turin, Italy (Centro)
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Ranked #3 of 136 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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Maitland, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Sliema, Malta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There is a very nice atmosphere especially in the evening. Some high quality confectioners and chocolatiers have there establishments there since the early nineteenth century. There is a very famous bronze statue in the middle of the square ( Caval d'brons ).

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Piazza San Carlo is gorgeous. Lot's of places to sit and have a coffee or a meal. It's minutes from Via Roma or Via Garibaldi, two of the major shopping streets in Torino. If you walk through this Piazza it leads you to other Piazza's that are smaller but beautiful. It's minutes from the Porta Nova metro stop.

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Tunis, Tunisia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

free classical concerts at the Piazza in summer. to be seated get there 3 hours in advance! nice historical monument to be visited. it is nice to stroll there and enjoy a drink.

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Melbourne, Victoria
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Sat in this glorious square in Turin last night and watched and listened to a rehearsal for an opera soon to be performed in the square. Enjoyed fabulous pasta and good wine. A stunning place.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful! Not a huge amount to do but a must for photographers! Cafes and a few scattered shops, and close to the museums and shops of Via Roma.

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newcastle
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

To explain; the square is large; symmetrical, has great architecture, but the number of business people, lawyers, architects, Governmental Admin personnel that frequent it seem to dwindle away after the lunch break and the "real" locals are seldom seen here , because it really is here for rich people; posers and gawkers. A coffee is 3 times what it is... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very stylish and symetric archtecture, 90% is pedestrian area, beautiful shops (if you can afford them).

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