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Gran Madre di Dio

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Address: Piazza della Gran Madre, 10131 Turin, Italy
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+39 011 819 3572

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Great view of the city

My favourite part of the city! Great view amongst the hustle and bustle. Also for all you film lovers, a scene from The Italian Job was filmed here.

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Monika G
London, United Kingdom
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553 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't visit this site for its religious connections as most other reviews have. As a film buff and huge fan of the 1969 film "The Italian Job" starring Micheal Cane, Whilst in Turin, I wanted to visit the location where the 3 mini coopers that have just been loaded with gold across the water in Palazzo Carignano gate... More 

Thank Thebates22
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575 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

It looks something special from outside like Panteon, but inside, it is simple and nothing special from perspective of richness as most of churches. simple, decent and different!

Thank Aigars S
Washington, DC
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The church itself is not open continually and has very limited open hours, however, it is worth a visit if only to enjoy the views crossing the river as you approach it....and the city/river views from atop the steps. The sculptures on the exterior are interesting and provide a good backdrop when taking in the city from the steps. If... More 

Thank ViewsAndReviews
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My favourite part of the city! Great view amongst the hustle and bustle. Also for all you film lovers, a scene from The Italian Job was filmed here.

Thank Monika G
Zagreb, Croatia
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

There's not much to see , make the walk across the bridge of Piazza Vittorio Venetto and back and that's it. If you like to visit the church come in there , but you do not have on what spend more than 15 min.

Thank Hrvoje Z
Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Crossing the bridge over the Po the Gran Madre di Dio church is an imposing building on the other side. Climb the stairs for a nice view. The Lady holding the Holy Grail - hidden in the place she is looking at? Can you find it?

Thank Pausanius4President
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

You have to cross the Po from Piazza Vittorio Veneto. Views from church are very nice and the church is also interesting

Thank JMR34Madrid
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

.....but unfortunately shut on the occasion that we crossed the river. (But for a sandwich and a beer we can recommend the Plaza Cafe nearby, with its very hard-working proprietor, although this isn't listed by TripAdvisor (and is not the Plaza Cafe near Piazza Solferino)). The church closes the vista along Via Po, and can be seen from many parts... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 621 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The view of this very impressive church from Piazza Vittorio Veneto and while crossing over the stone bridge of Ponte Vittorio Emaneule I is stunning. It reminded me so much of the Pantheon in Rome, quite a different style of architecture to everything else that we saw in Turin. The church was constructed in neoclassical style (1818 to 1831) to... More 

Thank kpiddy
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361 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Stunning to visit, it is so old, but unless you know facts about the building, it will be lost on you, so prepare and research before you arrive to get the full value of the visit to this location.

Thank vicpk

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