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Piazza San Carlo

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Address: Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 011545118
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Piazza San Carlo was designed by Carlo di Castellamonte in 1642 and...

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.

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It's a must see place. Surrounded by beautiful buildings and churches. Nice place to spend an evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a must see place. Surrounded by beautiful buildings and churches. Nice place to spend an evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its big piazza very nice view. Feel very clasical because in Torino the buildings more clasical. Nice and calm city.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These open space are what makes great cites what they are. Surrounded by amazing buildings, take them in.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spacious public space gives you opportunity to take a rest, take photo, enjoy surrounding and plan how to continue your tour.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of those squares that is not as well visited as the main square, but there is something in it that makes it special. Freely can enjoy it without the huge crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to first visit Torino by walking around. By wandering around we came to the Piazza San Carlo and we loved it at once :) Very big Piazza with beautiful buildings surrounding it and a straight view at the hills ^^

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Punta Cana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical European plaza venue with restaurants and shops in its internal periphery. However, it was put to its best use when the city offered free al fresco concerts by quality philharmonic orchestras during our two night stay and beyond. The place packed over two thousand people during each performance. The orchestra at center stage was supported by two large screens... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy , full of tourist be careful of you belongings, we stopped and had beer and pizza along with gelato.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive piazza with some (rather expensive) places to eat and drink and shops in the arcades. Nipping round the corner provides a more intimate opportunity for an espresso at 75% less......

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Piazza San Carlo is known as being one of the most spectacular places in Turin, Italy. It was designed by Carlo di Castellamonte in the mid 17th century. One will easily locate the significant and stunning twin churches, Santa Cristina and San Carlo, heading the square on the southern end. In the center of the square there is an... More 

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