Soaked in history and filled with art, Palazzo Reale was once the hub of the city’s political power. Together with the surrounding buildings, this palace formed a regional command center for the powerful House of Savoy. Originally built in the 16th century, the opulent palace was further expanded and modified in the 17th century. Renowned architect Filippo Juvarra was hired by Victor Amadeus, the head of the Savoy dynasty, to modernize the palace up to 17th-century standards. The architect’s most famous addition was a grand staircase. Later, Claudio Francesco Beaumont, a distinguished artist who was the dynasty’s official painter, embellished many of the palace’s chambers. Today, the palace offers visitors a chance to glimpse the grandeur in which the European aristocracy once lived and worked. Be sure to visit the on-site museum, with a historic armory displaying a vast collection of old weapons. With our world travel planner, Turin attractions like Palazzo Reale can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Palazzo Reale Reviews
....una meraviglia vedere questo immenso Palazzo pieno di storia....scritta dai vincitori. Ps. Onore ai briganti ( la vera storia d'Italia) more ».... A marvel to see this immense palace full of history.... Written by the winners. Ps. Honour to the brigands (the true History of Italy)
un superbo edificio, molto ben conservato che ospita opere d'arte architettoniche e pittoriche di pregio more »A superb, well-preserved building that houses valuable architectural and pictorial works of art
The king’s and queen’s apartments were closed. The good thing is the ticket was free. I enjoyed my time at the palace.
This place is full of color and life, its not far from Milan, train ride 1hr 25mins express and it has so much character and History in all its old buildings, lovely architecture and wonderful people and food obviously
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