Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, Turin

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  • Once a part of the old Jesuit College this Chapel of the late 1600 's large but has a simple rectangular shape; It is decorated and frescoed by Legnanino, Gianbattista and Jerome big with scenes from the old testament. It is supplemented by paintings by Andrea Pozzo, Sebastiano Taricco and 6 very nice wooden statues. Warning: it is closed from 1/7 to 15/9, the entrance is located in v. Garibaldi 25 and not confuse it with the adjacent church of the blessed martyrs!
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  • Or stay for three days in Turin, to visit the town and this chapel was one of the most beautiful I admire beautiful frescoes, stucco or seen, fabulous, with a Universal Mechanical Calendar built in 1831 by Antonio Amedeo PLANA, not or ever seen a similar calendar anywhere really nice for whoever visits Torino visiting this Chapel can't have it escape , the people who are genuinely nice and very open, they explain very well both the history of the Chapel, that of frescoes and stuccoes,
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  • Very little known to the people of Turin, this Chapel is a real gem, well groomed and with interesting works. Features a perpetual calendar, a work of high engineering of past centuries
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  • Very unusual private chapel. We happened to go during an Opera Master class. Superb acoustics
  • The chapel of merchants, traders and bankers, more simply known as Chapel of merchants, is a place of cultocattolico situated in the historic centre of Turin, at number 25 of the monumental via Garibaldi. Thanks to its excellent acoustics, is used for classical concerts. The Chapel, whose construction was authorized by authorities in the course of the fifteenth century, was built in the late 17th century and most of the works preserved in its interior dates from between the 17th and 18th centuries, the Baroque style. The walls of the main hall see numerous 17th century paintings, all inspired by the theme of the Magi, alternating with hand painted wooden statues of Popes from different periods. Adjacent to the wall behind the altar, and at the sides of this there are two shrines. Also the beautiful frescoed Vault presents the Baroque style, while the organ to the wall opposite the altar dates back to the 18th century. On 21 January 2017 the chapel was returned to the public after a period of restoration.
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  • The most fascinating and unknown corner of Baroque Turin ... The chapel of merchants, traders and bankers, more simply known as Chapel of merchants, is a Catholic place of worship situated in the historic centre of Turin, at number 25 of the monumental via Garibaldi. Thanks to its excellent acoustics, is used for classical concerts. The Chapel, whose construction was authorized by authorities in the course of the fifteenth century, was built in the late 17th century and most of the works preserved in its interior dates from between the 17th and 18th centuries, the Baroque style. The walls of the main hall see numerous 17th century paintings, all inspired by the theme of the Magi, alternating with hand painted wooden statues of Popes from different periods. Adjacent to the wall behind the altar, and at the sides of this there are two shrines. Also the beautiful frescoed Vault presents the Baroque style, while the organ to the wall opposite the altar is dated to Settecento.La sacristy contains several sacred objects, but especially the famous "perpetual calendar" by Giovanni Plana, one of the oldest computing machines (comes with rotating drums and a transmission system that allows the correct combination of various information contained in the system) which allows the calculation calandariale on a time scale of ben 4000 years starting from the year zero (including calculating lunations, days of the week and the Christian holidays).
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  • National Monument. Amazing time
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  • Beautiful Church! A must visit!
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