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Royal Church of San Lorenzo

Via Palazzo di Citta 4, 10122 Turin, Italy
011 4361527
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Ranked #5 of 122 attractions in Turin
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: This was the first “home” of the Holy Shroud after its arrival from Chambéry. San Lorenzo has an extraordinary cupola (completed in 1680) designed by... more » Owner description: This was the first “home” of the Holy Shroud after its arrival from Chambéry. San Lorenzo has an extraordinary cupola (completed in 1680) designed by Guarino Guarini and exemplifies the baroque style. The Duke Emanuele Filiberto had the church dedicated to the Saint after the victory of the Battle of San Quintino. In piazza Castello. « less
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Esfahan, Iran
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The most interesting church in Turin because of its story, if you have a guide that make you see the magical corner of this church. It's really magical.

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Padua, Italy
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211 reviews 211 reviews
25 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Another must see church in Turin. The gentlemen working there will answer any questions you may have, show you a very informative video on the history of the shroud . whether you believe or not this is a beautiful attraction full of the richness of the baroque era . It was well worth the visit for us.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This church is a riot of baroque imagination, elegance, virtuosity and splendor… all sorts of colored marbles…. great statues… splendid….

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Ancona, Italy
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Very beautiful baroque for this historical chapel off the palazzo reale. Don't be mislead by its size, it is full of art and history.

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Sagamore Beach MA USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

If you visit Turin, you will be rewarded by a visit to the Chiesa San Lorenzo. Its exterior is blandly unassuming, which makes the interior quite surprising in its quiet, regal beauty.

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florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
66 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

An icon of the city. It used to have "La Santa Sindone", nowadays moved as this church is under restoration. Worth the visit.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

All my life from the time I started studying the shroud ,on holiday in turin also had chance to visit iveco truck HQ where I obtain parts from in my job as parts admin in jersey Channel Islands ,so combined the two ,went to domo but church closed so had to go to San Lorenzo ,brilliant experience took photos ,... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

You could see why this was the royal church but ther is nothing particulary special about it. Just one on the tick list list as far as I'm concerned

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Kettering, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I've seen hundreds of churches and this one blew me away (went back several times). In a city chock full of Baroque, this church is the quintessence. Art everywhere. [And the pastor limits "extra" functions to funerals -- doesn't want to "exploit" it with weddings.] When you look at the outside, you'd never guess how gorgeous the inside it. Its... More

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Been to this church two days ago and you might not believe it , I have a picture taken inside where the Virgin of Sorrow is situated, an image of Virgin Mary appeared in the photo...Do say a prayer when you visit it..

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