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“It all depends on what you're expecting”

Santuario Basilica La Consolata
Ranked #5 of 437 things to do in Turin
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Sometimes the objective assessment is coloured by the expectation. Earlier in our holiday we were in Milan and went to the duomo,I have to say it was every bit as good as we hoped it would be.
When in Turin we saw a lot of churches some very good,late on we visited this basilica which though described as much loved didn't actually get that much of a write up.
Wow is almost all I can say,I don't recall ever seeing anything quite like this before - If in Turin you must go here,but leave it late so the other attractions don't seem like a let down.

3  Thank NorthEastnostromo
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was a wonderful little church, with an unusual set of oval areas. While we were there a service was proceeding, so we didn't manage to look around as much as we would have liked. Still, it was extremely interesting to see the silver Madonna with a gold crown. Overall, very well worth the visit if you are anywhere near downtown. One of the great Turin churches.

3  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

don't forget to take a quick tour of the right wings (about 30 meteres at the right of the entrance) to see all the grazie (paintings made by people who thanks the Madonna for being survived a dangerous situation)

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This must be the most unusually shaped church we have visited. You enter in the middle of a longish oval and then move forward into a hexagonal, marble-clad sanctum. There's a sunken chapel on the south side with framed military epaulettes on the walls above it. Don't miss the votive pictures in other areas to the right of the alter. These illustrations constitute touching folk art as well as reflecting the prayers of the pious.

2  Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Although there are many churches in Turino, Consolata is the sort of "home church" that everyone goes to when the going gets tough. We happened to be there at a time when the statue of Mary and Jesus was ready to be paraded through the streets. The "float" and the high alter were decorated and on high display. Mass was underway (it is an active church) so our ability to discretely walk through the church was limited. A very historic and important church for folks in Turin - it is worth a walk and immediately across is Al Bicirin.

1  Thank jimbono
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