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Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo

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Address: Via Palazzo di Citta' 4, 10122 Turin, Italy
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This was the first “home” of the Holy Shroud after its arrival from...

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 dedicated to the Saint after the victory of the Battle of San Quintino. In piazza Castello.

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Beautiful domes and frescos

This place seemed difficult to find by map and yet is in the corner of the huge Piazza Reale/Piazza Castello. The exterior is unimposing apart from the attractive dome but the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place seemed difficult to find by map and yet is in the corner of the huge Piazza Reale/Piazza Castello. The exterior is unimposing apart from the attractive dome but the inside is fantastic. The decorations and the gold are amazing and the stunning domes are really impressive. It's free and well worth a visit. It will only take 20... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This church must have been perceived and built my architectural masters. The use of light and paintings are amazing. We visited during the time that the fresco on the right hand dome was lit by sunlight as it entered one of the main windows, through an opening and onto the fresco. Beautiful to see and to experience.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing and overwhelming decoration inside, but you'd never guess from the outside. Historic and architecturally important. You'll just sit back and stare.

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Often ignored because of the church's lack of a facade but let me just say that you're in for a treat. It has one of (if not THE) most beautiful domes of Turin. If you go in the spring and/or fall equinox you'll be able to admire the hidden fresco on the inside of one of the four domes which... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Entered this church as I thought this was the Shroud Church and was mistaken. The inside is small but the interior inside is nice.

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

This beautifully ornate church is just off Piazza Castello. Pop in if you're in the vicinity. Entry is free.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This unassuming and easy to miss church next to the central square in Turin has really impressive interior and cupola by the local 17th century architect Guarino Guarini (don't miss his other buildings in Turin).

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Thank Depont
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stopped there on a Sunday afternoon, there was a choir singing, few people around, the church is a little gem in the middle of Torino. The ceiling and the dome are mesmerising, small, with several altars all finely decorated. IF you are in Torino, it would be a crime not to visit it.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Church is 5, the photo copy of the shroud is a 1 Well worth the visit to see the church architecture Drop in for a short visit any you will not be disappointed

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Royal Church of San Lorenzo is a small, richly-decorated baroque classic. It was the original home of the Turin Shroud from 1578 - the shroud was moved to the Cathedral after a fire at the church and never moved back. The church is a gorgeous jewel of a place, all made of different coloured marble and stone. A sign... More 

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