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Piazza San Carlo

Turin, Italy (Centro)
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Ranked #3 of 142 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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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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28 helpful votes 28 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 helpful votes 26 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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