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“A lot of history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral & the Holy Shroud

Cathedral & the Holy Shroud
Piazza San Giovanni, 10121 Turin, Italy (Centro)
39 11 464 7999
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Ranked #42 of 129 Attractions in Turin
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The cathedral, built in 1498, is a fine example of Renaissance architecture. One of the most famous medieval relics - the Turin Shroud - is kept here.
Naperville, Illinois
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“A lot of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Regardless of your perspective on the Shroud, the cathedral is a very interesting and historic place. The organ and Christ chapel are especially beautiful, but other side chapels also have historic importance and interest. It is worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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“Enigmatic!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

No trip to Torino would be complete without a visit to the DUOMO as it is the DUOMO which houses the famous Holy Shroud. THE MUSUEM OF THE SHROUD has only a COPY of the shroud!!!The cathedral, which is physically joined to the Royal Palace, is itself a historic monument in its own right. The Romanesque bell-tower of the cathedral is 18th Century. The Turin Shroud is still a wonder as an artefact and does not fail to mystify the visitors to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The guides are in fact very careful with the information, while a video documentary, in the church itself, is worth following for interest., there's no fee to visit the cathedral. Once in the plaza castello keeping plazzo madame on the right walk towards the castle and slip out of the arch in the wall on the left. Go around this and lo!! Behold you are at the DUOMO which houses the shroud. Entrance is free ...so go in up the stairs and once inside the duomo turn to the left , go on to the front corner and there it is ..or ask for the “sindone” as the shroud is called here ..The shroud itself is preserved in a closed casket, not available for viewing, but a painted/laminated photo version of the face on the shroud is kept above the casket..very life like....There a deep red curtains around the niche where the urn and casket are kept..quite grand....getting close to it gives one the experience of beholding an enigma that has kept experts guessing as to its precise origins and purpose. the shroud will only be displayed again in 2025, if you want to see the silver casket where it is in, and the urn where it's said the shroud was found in, plan to visit the church before 12h30 and after 3 pm.There are benches to sit in and view the documentaries and the casket of shroud( covered with a red and gold cloth) and its an amazing experience..you may sit as long as you like and its lovely esp when there is a prayer session on with superb choral song.

Visited June 2013
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Rochester, Michigan
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“The Holy Shroud”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Whether you believe the origins or not, this is a beautiful cathedral and the shroud is an interesting marvel to observe when it is on display. Be sure to be polite and not interrupt mass if you go to the front left corner for the shroud area...

Visited June 2012
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Religious or not, go there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you are a religious person, you'll feel an overwelming sense of devotion. If you are not, you'll appreciate the quiet place.
For both, the Cathedral is artistically amazing, and please notice at the outside wall the astronomic Horologe... few people realize how strange it is to have something so "non-catholic" on a catholic church!
But that's Torino, and Torino is said to be magical..

Visited December 2012
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Valletta, Malta
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“not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

for the religious and not-so-religious persons this is definetly an eye opener. the feeling inside the church is amazing and the person helping us when we purchased a few souvenirs was very friendly.

Visited March 2013
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