Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone

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Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone

Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone
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Temporarily Closed 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.
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Barbara S
Krakow, Poland1,286 contributions
Nov 2021
The Chapel of The Holy Shround is the place where the Shroud is shown when exposed (announced by the Pope every several years). The Chapel cannot be visited separately. You have to buy tickets to the Museums/Palace and the Chapel ends the tour. The Cathedral is free to visit (also separately) and this is where the Shroud is located (still not visible, but you can stay around). Both the Chapel and the Cathedral are connected, but the passage is not to be used by regular visitors. The Cathedral posseses also the relics of S. Giovanni
Written November 18, 2021
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,679 contributions
Dec 2019
The Metropolitan Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista, as its full name is, is not as opulent as many other cathedrals and churches around Italy, but it has been the home of the Holy Shroud for more than 4 centuries. Nevertheless, there are plenty of art-works, paintings and sculptures, by Italian artists. There were volunteers, speaking various languages, who readily explained about the Shroud and the history of the cathedral. You can see a copy of the Shroud through a glass window and the original, after the fire of 1997, has been kept in a special case in controlled atmosphere.
Written May 13, 2020
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Michele F
Stuttgart, Germany28 contributions
Words cant express ! We traveled from Florida to see to see the symbol, as Italians call it. Its life changing to be in the presence of treasures we have heard and studied our entire lives.
Written May 16, 2015
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Reverend Alucard
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Feb 2020
“If you want to see the Shroud of Turin do not go to Turin. The museum is expensive and the Shroud is not in there, not even a copy. The chapel of the Holy Shroud, where the Shroud lies (allegedly) is free to enter but you cannot see it here either. It is in a big glass case with a blanket over the top. The entire experience is a dog dropping disappointment.”
Written May 6, 2020
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sonaijanowahala
lagos232 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
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.
Written June 24, 2013
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j l
New York City, NY2,152 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
The Shroud of Turin is located here. It's a must visit for any Christian when visiting Turin. The Holy Shroud is stored in bullet-proof, fire-proof and climate controlled vault. Real shroud is not on display. It gets displayed very rarely, once in many years for few weeks only.
Written October 26, 2016
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,748 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
Not the biggest and certainly not the most impressive, the Duomo church is still well worth seeing and contains a replica of the famous shroud. Free to visit, you should also take in the Diocese museum and tower next door, for which there is a fee. Buy the museum card to get the best deal.
Written April 28, 2018
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mouseparade
Upland, California, United States129 contributions
Jun 2015
How? By doing what good Catholics should be doing any way...go to mass! Get to the daily mass line-up by 6:30. Mass is offered right in front if the Holy Shroud, which is an once in a lifetime experience in itself. After mass, they will allow everyone to file into lines and move down for extended time to view and meditate. If you get in the far left hand line, you will be right up front. You will be allowed to view the Shroud up close for at least twice the amount of time as the pre-registered viewings. The only down-side is you do not get to see the film, but the information is also available in the museum..

I've viewed it several times this way and once with the pre-registered viewing. No comparison!
Written June 5, 2015
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sherry b
Nampa, ID5 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
The Shroud was an exciting opportunity for us. We traveled from Milan by train and arrived on time for our scheduled viewing. The website where we got our tickets made it VERY clear that we had a strict appointed time with documentation with each 15 minute window only allowing a few people in at a time for the viewing. We had planned on 1 hour for the viewing window to allow for delays at the site but, had no idea of the logistical nightmare we would have to go through. Before going any further I want to say that the volunteers they have at the site are wonderful, helpful and friendly. Their volunteer team is one of the best I have ever seen, but are dealing with a very flawed site management plan.

You'd better plan half a day for your viewing. First of all this is not handled at all like the Last Supper viewing in Milan that is set up with a similar viewing cycle. When we arrived at the Cathedral hundreds of people were in line to see the Shroud. Apparently your "viewing" time is really only your line entry time. You can plan on hours to get through the line just to get to the security check point, which is like airport security with trays and scanners for your bags, jackets, purses and a walk through scanner for you.

Then you join another line that zigzags through more tents until you finally get to a large room where you stand to watch a video of the Shroud history, which was interesting. But, by this time we were beginning to seriously worry about missing our train back to Milan. After the video you go on to another line where you wait until you can be ushered in to view the actual Shroud.

We stood there for a while until they came rushing out and told us to hurry and join the group that was already in there. We had to stand way at the back as the apparently planned viewing area was already full. This made it a little difficult to see, especially in the subdued light. We had already missed part of the initial presentation. Suddenly we were told to please exit as our turn was over, only allowing us to view the shroud for about 5 minutes.

When we exited we suddenly found ourselves far away from where we had entered and could not find access to buses or cabs that could deliver back to the train station in time to make our return trip. Let me just say, it isn't good to miss a train in Italy.....took a while to fix that!

So, bottom line, plan for about half a day just to see the Shroud of Turin. Which is unfortunate because it they just had the 30-40 people scheduled to view arrive 30 minutes, early to go through security, then enter to view for 15 minutes it would prevent all the hours of long slow moving lines. At the Last Supper there are NO lines at all yet it is booked out for months in advance. You just show up about 15 minutes before your appointed time and wait in a small waiting area.
Written May 22, 2015
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blueeyes2353
blueeyes235382 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
So well organised and informative. Our tickets were for 12 noon. We got there about half an hour early but were still able to join the queue. It is quite a long walk from the entrance to the shroud in the cathedral so comfortable shoes recommended! The queues were well very well managed and by the time we got to the actual exhibition there was an opportunity to look at the shroud easily, with a good view and not being rushed. It wasn't possible to see much of the actual cathedral as the exhibition was on and I think it would be worth a repeat visit after the exhibition is finished. Extremely moving and interesting experience to see the shroud
Written May 17, 2015
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