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“A double protection for Turin”

Santuario Basilica La Consolata
Ranked #9 of 419 things to do in Turin
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Turin has, in reality, two patron saints: Saint John and the "Consolata". This image of Holy Mary shown, in different situations, a particular love for the city and its inhabitants that, since the beginning (XIIth century), reciprocate it with an abiding belief, till to change - in the common speaking - the name from "Virgin giving comfort to the afflicted" (Virgo Maria Consolatrix Afflictorum") into "Virgin taking comfort" (Consolata), probably from the faith of her protegees.
You can love or not the architecture of the church, very rich and opulent in comparison with the Holy Mary's simple image, but don't miss the impressive collection of "Ex-voto", showing and explaining the love relationship between Turin and this image. Furthermore, the square in front of the Sanctuary is one of the most beautiful corner of the Nineteenth Century Turin. Sip a "bicerin" in the old cafè of the same name and you will not forget Turin for a while!

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

That's the most loved church in Turin. Inside, it's all gold, and baroque, and marble and prayers...and devoted silence.
Outside, a little, very very beautiful square with an historical café and another bar that has very good cocktails (but it's opened only at night).

Thank elisabetta P
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Works for sinners ! Excellent silent place of prayer and what is more just across the road u can treat yourself to a great Bicerin at d caffe cioccolateria.....Turin offers great old fashioned cafes which serve real coffee also some fantastic rest

Thank Charles S
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I don't think I have ever seen such a profusion of gilded twirls! The sort of builing that makes you want to dance... I like that in a church!

Thank Wendie S
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The place is a must see. Being catholic or religious is not necessary to appreciate this sanctuary, whose architecture is unique. It is really a must see in Turin.

Thank Hgmnz
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