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Chiese di San Carlo e Santa Cristina, Turin

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Santa Cristina is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church located in Turin, region of Piedmont, Italy. It mirrors the adjacent church of San Carlo and faces the Piazza San Carlo. The arrangement recalls the twin churches (chiese gemelle) of Santa Maria dei Miracoli (1681) and Santa Maria in Montesanto (1679) facing the Piazza del Popolo in Rome.HistoryThe original layout was designed in 1620 by the architect Carlo di Castellamonte, and construction pursued until 1639. The project was only completed between 1715-1718, under the guidance of Filippo Juvarra, including the facade elaborately decorated with ovals and details with statues of saints and allegories of the virtues. The adjacent convent housed nuns of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites. In 1802, the order was suppressed in Turin by Napoleonic forces. The interiors were modified in the 19th-century and after the bombardments of World War two.
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  • two churches in piazza san carlo to see, like very different inside and outside a tour is particularly suitable for a sunny day where you can see the filter of the Sun's rays through a hole which illuminates the staff
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  • Curiosity is the resemblance and in position. The sides of the entrance to piazza San Carlo the two baroque churches are otherwise similar. Inside valuable paintings. to visit.
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  • Close with spectacular effect South piazi the Bell Tower and façade, built 70 years later, looks only at the other. Small, inside beautiful paintings and sculptures. A curiosity; the Church of Santa Cristina in the 800 was called Church of the servants because the mass on Sunday afternoon was reserved for the servants of the nobility.
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