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“Blows you away!”

Santuario Basilica La Consolata
Ranked #9 of 398 things to do in Turin
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Blows you away!”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

If you're staying in the Porta Nuova area, this famous basilica is a 25-30 minutes' walk away. Don't let this deter you, it's a must (and lots to look at during the walk!).
The first church was built here as early as the 11th century, dedicated to Sant'Andrea (St Andrew). Now only some fragments remain. The church was transformed to its present state between the late 17th and early 18th century. At the very beginning of the 20th century it was further enriched with polychrome marble and stucco decorations.
This is baroque in all its richness - some might say it's over the top and that the splendour overwhelms you. When we visited, an orchestra was playing Bach, and sitting there listening also gave us time to take in the details of the magnificent altar and the cupola frescoes. But to me, perhaps the most interesting part was "the gallery of the Paintings" with hundreds of naive votive pictures which bear witness to the faith in the comforting powers of la Madonna della Consolata.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Len P
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“It Takes Your Breath Away”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

This really is a Baroque masterpiece and entering from a bright and sunny square and adjusting to the interior has the WOW factor. The amazing display of arch after arch with equally ornate side chapels and well placed lighting is memorable. We were particularly lucky to catch a separate exhibition relating to the three hundredth anniversary of the building and greatly appreciated the time and care shown to us by the volunteer staff. Sadly we have very limited Italian and they had limited English but with goodwill on both sides much was added to our visit.

Visited May 2014
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Travelling Europe
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27 attraction reviews
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“Restrained Baroque?”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Over-the-top Baroque, but still with an intimate feel: it didn't leave you feeling exhausted from all the overdone detail.

Visited May 2014
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23 attraction reviews
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“A must when in Turin”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The church is splendid in the inside... If you take 30 minutes is already sometime to apreciate the archtecture and the decoration! If you could take a little more time too see the details it's great but if you're just passing by take a few minutes to enter

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York, Usa
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

First church I have been to in Europe and it blew me away. I am from the states and loved it. I will be back - tons of history!

Visited April 2014
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