Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice

Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, Turin

Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice

Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice
4.5
6:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
6:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
6:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
6:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
6:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:15 AM - 7:30 PM
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Sarah.1950
Spokane, WA5 contributions
Great Church!!!
Aug 2019
Basilica di Maria was a great visit while in Italy. Should visit when you will be in Italy! Wont regret!
Written 2 December 2019
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Carlos Grajales
10 contributions
Beautiful church
Sep 2018
One of the most beautiful churches in Turin, full of history. Downstairs there are also some medals and paintings worthy of seeing.
Written 7 August 2019
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Al H
Springfield, VA120 contributions
An Exquisite Church
May 2019 • Friends
Quite beautiful and contains the relics of two Catholic Saints. Originally the site was a home for poor boys founded by St. John Bosco.
Written 20 May 2019
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sandra a/c
Winchester, UK42 contributions
Wonderful and surreal
Jun 2018
This beautiful church is a must see. So amazingly beautiful and really opulent. It must be the best chair h I have ever visited.
Written 14 October 2018
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WandaMaria
Branson, MO1,398 contributions
Awestruck and Impressive!
Oct 2017 • Solo
This Basilica is a definite "do not miss" kind of place when visiting Turin. I have visited many, many churches in Italy, but this one stands out as one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

The Basilica itself is very beautiful and HUGE. One cannot simply pass it by on the street; it has a very commanding presence. The inside is very ornate; it is decorated in marble and gold, along with numerous religious statues and artwork.

The Basilica houses the incorrupt remains of St. John Bosco and St. Maria Mozzarello. St. Maria's remains are located along a side chapel that appears to be dedicated to her. Displayed on the wall directly behind her tomb is a very large painting of the saint. St. John Bosco's remains lay in a different section of the church, where it is possible see the body from either side of the glass tomb. However, to see the saint from up close, it is better to walk around the backside of where he lays, as there is a corridor where visitors can stand directly across from the tomb.

St. Dominic Savio's remains are also housed in the Cathedral along a side chapel. Of note, there are two displays - one in pink and one in blue - located on either side of St. Dominic's statue near his remains. The displays of ribbons, notes and small stuffed animals appear to be notes of thanks left for the saint for answered prayers concerning children.

St. John Bosco is known for having prophetic dreams of pertaining to hell and the trials of the Catholic Church. Paintings representing these dreams, such as "the Two Columns" are on display within the church.

The Basilica is only a small part of the community here, the community started by St. John Bosco. The church and grounds are a living testament to this saint and his works. On the grounds, there is a café, gift shop, school, library, informational center, plus an covered outdoor courtyard area. I waited for a very long time for the gift shop to reopen after lunch, but it never did.

Across the street from where the Basilica is located is ample parking and statuary/displays depicting St. John's visions.

I found the entire Cathedral and the accompanying community to be quite impressive, and much larger than I had envisioned. I would strongly recommend allowing sufficient time when visiting here - at least a couple of hours - in order to take in all that it has to offer without rushing. It is totally worth stopping here and should be a "must do" when visiting Turin.
Written 18 September 2018
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svetand765
Orenburg, Russia4 contributions
Nice visit, but better with a guide
Jul 2018 • Family
Really surprising place. Not to be missed, but better with a local guide to get the most of the many wonders of this shrine.
Written 9 July 2018
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Ray V
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States115 contributions
One of most beautiful churches I've ever seen
May 2018 • Family
We stumbled onto this gem wandering through Torino. It has some Roman ruins near one of it's corners. The inside is absolutely amazing.
Written 2 June 2018
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Helen M
28 contributions
A church of the community
Mar 2018 • Couples
This church was a bit off the grid but worth visiting. It is almost attached to a school and it gave the sense of being part of the community.There is a beautiful painted dome and a cupola with richly coloured stained glass roundels.There are also stunning sculptures outside the church.
Written 2 April 2018
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jordanellie41
Bolton, UK834 contributions
EXQUISITE CEILING
Feb 2018 • Solo
This is a lovely big church just outside the city centre but well worth visiting. It has a large exterior and interior with domes, steeples and statues outside and beautifully decorated inside. The alter has a large painting and high dome and all are in gold leaf as is the whole interior. Large pillars adorn each side with many paintings and statues. The ceiling is exquisite with it's central high dome and marvellous paintings.
Written 17 March 2018
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Judzik
Northampton, UK21 contributions
The prettiest church in Torino
Mar 2017 • Couples
As at the title, breath-taking, calm and peaceful, not overwhelming. You can admire and pray in front of a thounsands relics hidden at the tomb downstairs, amazing :) A place of st. Don Bosco and a lot lot more saints at this place <3
Written 16 March 2017
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