Built in the Baroque style, Church of San Lorenzo housed the Holy Shroud after its arrival from Chambéry. While the exterior is somewhat plain, the interior is richly decorated with marble columns and statues. Staff members at the church are happy to answer your questions, or you can hire a guide for additional details on the site. For Church of San Lorenzo and beyond, use our Turin day trip planner to get the most from your Turin vacation.
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Church of San Lorenzo Reviews
La chiesa più bella che io abbia mai visto! Potete trovare se andate in orari non di chiusura "guide volontarie" davvero molto preparate che vi sapranno spiegare un sacco di cose interessanti e anche ... more »The most beautiful church I've ever seen! You can find if you go at non-closing hours really very prepared "volunteer guides that will explain a lot of interesting things and also the "magic" of Guarino Guarini that I do not reveal so as not to spoil the surprise. You will find a copy of the holy Shroud inside. Absolutely to see! But let's face it: in Turin a lot of things are to be seen absolutely!
Construite à au XVIIème siècle, elle est conçue par l'architecte Camillo-Guarino Guarini. L'intérieur possède une copie de photo sur toile du Saint-Suaire, le linceul qui est présumé du Christ. La str... more »Built in the 17th century, it was designed by architect Camillo-Guarino Guarini. The interior has a copy of a photo on canvas of the Holy Shroud, the shroud that is presumed to be Christ. The structure of the dome of this case of school of Baroque (European) architecture, with intercross edits. It has a great similarity to that of the dome of the mosque of the Aljaferia Palace (Saragosse, 11th century) and the dome of the mirhab of the Great Mosque of Cordoba (10th century).
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!
I felt a perfect peace there that I did not usually have. The natural light that exists in the octagonal structure with perfect symmetry gives the impression that I couldn't taste anywhere else. I recommend you to visit this place if you visit Turin.
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