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Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, 10121 Turin, Italy
Phone Number: +39 011 464 7999
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The cathedral, built in 1498, is a fine example of Renaissance...

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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The Turin Shroud in a box

Standing in front of the huge protective box you will not see the actual cloth, but still I sensed the mystery (and the controversies). The cathedral presents a very infomative... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2014
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Standing in front of the huge protective box you will not see the actual cloth, but still I sensed the mystery (and the controversies). The cathedral presents a very infomative short video on the Shroud's history.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Compared to other Italian cathedrals I've seen in Turin and elsewhere this building is very modest, particularly considering that it houses one of the most famous Medieval relics. Although it does have a very quiet prayerful atmosphere - which is strictly enforced. The shroud is not on display and it feels more like a place of pilgrimage than a tourist... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

"Familiarity breeds contempt." From a North American perspective it is most unfair to dismiss this Italian church as ordinary compared to the many we've seen so far. The fact that it is relatively recent (only about 320 years old) or contains fantastic religious art by lesser-known painters should not in themselves cause this site to be missed. The big draw,... More 

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Belford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

I wasn't expecting to see the "real" shroud, but I did expect there to be a copy of it. There was only the box it is being stored in, and a copy of the head. There is a short video giving, understandably I suppose, their interpretation. Apart from that, it doesn't bear comparison with any of the other Italian cathedrals... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

One can't go to Turin and not visit the chapel of the Holy Shroud, but there is nothing to see there, not even a replica, just the box that contains it. The chapel itself and the cathedral are not of great interest. A video shown at the side of the chapel describes the shroud without any reference to the controversy... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

What a surprise this lovely cathedral was. It looked nothing from the outside but inside it is really worth a visit. There is no charge yet plenty of guides to answer questions, a video presentation on the shroud and then the shroud itself. Although you don't actually get to see anything other than a box covered in a cloth in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

In comparison to other places in Italy it must be said the outsides of all the great churches in Turin are very understated, we walked passed this Cathedral without realizing it was a Cathedral, not something you are liable to do, in say Florence for example. This of course being the home to the Turin Shroud which is located at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Perhaps it was just me being thick but it was not clear before I went where the Shroud is actually stored in Turin. At first I thought it was in the Shroud Museum but it is in the rather understated cathedral which is not much to look at from the outside compared to some of the churches. Even the interior... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

I was fortunate to see the Holy Shroud when it was on display in 2010 in St. John the Baptist Cathedral. Standing in line with 50,000 pilgrims for two hours for a 7 minute look at the worlds most examined relic. Standing about 25 ft. from the glass enclosed Shroud you see a faint image many believe to be the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

The cathedral was interesting. We realised that the Royal box in the top left hand corner was attracting attention. The area had security and leaflets. We nearly missed it..the box that holds the Turin Shroud. You can take photos everywhere except the area where the Shroud is. There is also a useful video that runs near here. Very moving.

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