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Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo

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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...more
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Via Palazzo di Citta' 4, 10122 Turin, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

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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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Reviewed October 11, 2018

This church was commissioned by Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy in 1562, although much of the current structure was completed in the late 17th century. The octagonal structure is quite unique, and the complex decorative aspects are remarkable. Of particular note is the design of...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem by the palace. The outside of the church is so plain but when you walk in you see this very ornate baroque style church. I loved that the architect built in paintings that light up one the ceiling during the...More

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Wow! If you like Baroque interiors, this is right up there with St Nicolas Church in Prague (often used in architecture texts as a quintessential example of the style). A series of oval chapels surround the hexagon-shaped "nave", all encrusted with gilt and polychrome marbles....More

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

I have seen a lot of churches and this one is among the most amazingly decorated of them. Unassuming from the outside

Thank Paul h
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Hidden in the main square of the city, this is a must see for the incredible architecture and intricate design of the cupola.

Thank Filippo F
Reviewed August 9, 2018

This Royal Church of St. Lawrence was designed by the architect to amaze and delight you. And that is exactly what it did. It is stunning and everywhere you look, you realize the detail of the construction and art. Hidden in area's you expect nothing...More

Thank CaptDrLarry
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Inviting and friendly church with a beautiful unique cupola, one of a kind. The only sad thing is, that this church only holds a copy of the Shroud while the original is placed in the Duomo which is closed until 2023 by the decision of...More

Thank Artem P
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Really elegant fittings, befitting the times. The palace is really a place to see great art and architecture

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

The inside of this church is truly fascinating and it is much better than the Duomo of this city. Found at the heart of the main piazza of the city, this church does not look like much from the outside but when you walk in,...More

1  Thank cohenfamily
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This is a beautiful church that holds a great deal of history within its walls. Elegant artwork and a beautiful design make it worth a visit when you are in Torino. Most of the major sites are in close proximity and entrance to the church...More

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