Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo

Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Turin

Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo
4.5
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
About
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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IrishRover
Pittsburgh, PA2,165 contributions
A must stop
Sep 2021 • Solo
Fantastic example baroque architecture. It is unique that you experience it in normal light so it is a little dark but and every turn you will be amazed it is worth the stop without a doubt
Written 11 September 2021
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Ortwin
Breda, The Netherlands892 contributions
Excellent example of baroque church interior without being all too overwhelming (or kitsch)
Sep 2021
This is indeed an excellent example of baroque architecture. But without all too many little angels or gold dazzling you. Okay, you can sit here for half an hour and still discover new elements. But on the other hand: as it is a quite compact hall: you can sit here on the same spot and still suck up the atmosphere and see everything. So as an introduction to baroque (opposite to some of the Roman or Tuscan churches) this certainly helps.
It is an enjoyable structure that, without artificial light, gives you brightness as well as requires you to look good and study the elements. Okay, no famous artists have made a masterpiece here. But that also limits the amount of tourists and groups going around. Enjoy it on your own at you
Written 10 September 2021
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,679 contributions
Inconspicuous
Dec 2019
This church is merged so well with the surrounding buildings, although it is located at one of the corners of Piazza Castello, that we passed by its entrance several times and never noticed it. The interior is stunning - marble columns, beautiful murals, ornate chapels, the high altar which dates back to the late 17th century and the inner structure of the inside of the cupola that represents an inverted pentagon. It is a small church and it gives a specific sense of intimity.
Written 12 May 2020
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Mandy
39 contributions
Compact but stunning
Oct 2019
Although I had read on trip advisor that it was very easy to overlook this church I didnt notice it till the last day of our visit to Turin. The view of the royal palace is so impressive its really easy to miss that small unimposing blue door to the left . At first we were hesitant to investigate as there were no indications on the outside as to what beauty there is inside. So glad we visited this compact but impressive church the original home of the shroud. The cupola is stunning and the small room with display of a copy of shroud an added bonus.
Written 23 December 2019
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Sarah.1950
Spokane, WA5 contributions
Wow!!!
Sep 2019
I was first time in this museum and I really liked it! Thank you for this wonderful experience, I really liked it!
Written 2 December 2019
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Eleonora C
London, UK22 contributions
wonderful brilliant chapel
Sep 2019
this was the chapel built for the Dukes of Savoy in the Palace next door. Guarino Guarini, brilliant architect and mathematician, designed it and it is simply wonderful . No one else was there when I Visited. It is to the left of the Palazzo Royale entrance and open in the mornings and afternoons.
Written 22 September 2019
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Jose G
6 contributions
Very unimpressive entrance and then, WOW
Sep 2019
This Church is an absolute gem. Small but compact. The details inside are just beautiful. A must see in Torino
Written 19 September 2019
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FYL003
Chicago, IL1,088 contributions
Unassuming exterior yet impressive interior
Sep 2019
Easily missed because of the unassuming exterior. This is a very small church yet very ornate in baroque style. The unique feature is the dome. Look up, the dome is buttressed, reminiscent of the Moorish design.
Written 15 September 2019
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Ian G
Basel, Switzerland1,234 contributions
Must see
Jul 2019 • Couples
The church is worth visiting. The architecture and paintings are amazing. You can visit a side room to see a copy of the shroud. The original is kept elsewhere.
Written 27 July 2019
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Expatriotscot
London261 contributions
Hidden gem
Jul 2019 • Couples
We only found this hidden gem because our bike tour guide pointed out the small blue door in the corner of the square. Apparently the original entrance would have upstaged the palace so the Emperor stopped it from being built. Judging from the interior he was right! We visited several churches during our visit and this was the prettiest. Small in scale and with a stunning ceiling. Our guide said that once a year on the summer equinox light penetrates alcoves to reveal frescoes - you’d need to research this as I haven’t!
Written 16 July 2019
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