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Royal Church of San Lorenzo

Via Palazzo di Citta 4, 10122 Turin, Italy
011 4361527
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Ranked #6 of 135 attractions in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were glad we had been told about this church as it does not look like much at all from the outside. Once you enter however it is glorious, with a magnificent array of arches and alcoves filled with fabulous plasterwork, paintings and sculptures that culminate in a lovely dome. This is a much more impressive building than the city's... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was on our route to the Cathedral and we very nearly didn't go in due to it looking so bland on the outside. Once inside it was truly beautiful though, with artwork and architecture to take your breathe away. I have to confess to being more impressed with this wonderful church than with the actual Cathedral we were heading... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Arriving by bus at the Piazza Castello, we made this the first visit of our day. It could not in any way be described as a hidden gem, but with a pretty unobtrusive entrance door at present hemmed in by restoration works, there is no notice of the building within. The Church itself is superb with very ornate plaster works... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A beautiful little church that if you don't look closely you might miss it.. Located close to the palace. You'll also find a replica of the shred of torin.

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Esfahan, Iran
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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