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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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  • In the central piazza San Carlo there are two twin churches of San Carlo and Santa Cristina, this dictates the need because domestic nude to Sunday afternoon. In Baroque style in the classic colours pink, red and gold façade by Filippo Juvarra and is decorated with statues of Saints and virtues. Very nice altar. More Spartan the façade of the Church of San Carlo, mate
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  • Placed at the end of Piazza San Carlo to Porta Nuova are two beautiful baroque churches that are worth a quick visit. Inside Santa Cristina looks smaller, but in my opinion is more harmonious. Curious in San Carlo small Golden window from where you could attend without being seen.
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  • Are among the city's most popular churches, but not the most beautiful. They are called "twins" because with the same plant and why a "mirror" close South Piazza San Carlo.
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