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Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone

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The cathedral, built in 1498, is a fine example of Renaissance architecture. One of the most famous medieval relics - the Turin Shroud - is kept here.
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

An interesting piece of history, The Shroud of Turin, is housed here. Worth the visit for the shroud but the church is not anything out of the ordinary in Italy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This late 15th century church is the seat of the Archbishop of Turin and is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.It was erected at the site of the original Roman city, and the three churches built at the same site before the current structure. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The chapel heavily damaged by a fire in 1997 has been reopened in its original function of chapel of the royal palace ( the access is now from the first floor of the palace with the museum's ticket and not from the cathedral for free.)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The main reason to visit this church is to see where the alleged Shroud of Jesus Christ is housed. There is a special side chapel that has this hroud behind a glass window. The last it was displayed was in 2015. This is a catholic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I will preface this review by saying the main reason why I visited Turin was to specifically visit this church because it houses the remains of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. A miraculous cure of a brain damaged young man is attributed to Blessed Pier. I...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I came here while in Turin with it being a significant attraction known for having the Turin Shroud, it's classic Catholic Cathedral inside despite a lacking exterior in a city renowned for its stunning architecture.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

It is a smaller cathedral than what you would expect for a city the size of Turin. It backs on to the Royal Palace and seems diminished by comparison. The exterior and facade are not remarkable and are somewhat plain. Interior decoration is good in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

A free must visit when in Turin, beautiful old church in the city center of Turin, nice exterior and interior of this old monument.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice church but with a sombre atmosphere of the shroud behind its protective glass, in a box. You can pause in front of it and reflect on what it is that you see - this is the closest you can get to anything that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Artem P
Reviewed 26 July 2018

a magnificent medieval cathedral full of character but especially the world renowned chapel that allegedly contains the Shroud. There were many pilgrims in attendance which led to its importance,

Date of experience: July 2018
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73leeb37
20 August 2018|
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Response from Linda_in_Quincy | Reviewed this property |
I also just walked in. I spent a day in Turin (took the high speed train from Milan) and got to the chapel later in the afternoon. It's not far from the Museo Egizio.
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dranuraggupta
28 April 2018|
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Response from Oskrehoboth | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no ticket to enter the Cathedral unlike in some Duomos in Italy. Also, the Shroud is in the left side, near the Altar as you walk in, from the front doors. This is an old yet beautiful and very solemn church.
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MiamiGirl247
19 January 2017|
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Response from Citiestraveller63 | Reviewed this property |
Hello the Shroud is only only display at certain times namely every few years as it has to be protected and kept in extremely special conditions due to its age and religious historical value. Yes there is a video to watch in... More
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