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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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  • Here are two beautiful baroque churches in piazza San Carlo. Not to be missed. Too bad the Church of san Carlo the afternoon open late while it would be nice to have a longer opening hours saw the movement of visitors
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  • Coming from Piazza Castello along via Roma, you will come across in the splendid piazza San carlo and the background of the square, there are two "twin" churches: the Church of Santa Cristina left and right the Church of San Carlo. The Church of Santa Cristina (left) was designed by architect Carlo Castellamonte in 1639 (and then followed by the son); the façade was designed by Filippo Juvarra (1718), the architect of the Savoy. It is dedicated to Saint Christina of Bolsena, represented in his martyrdom in a 17th-century painting and a statue of the Saint. In the 800 was frequented on Sundays afternoon from service people people "well" in Turin, and also called "Church of the servants". The Church of San Carlo (Borromeo) was built in 1619 by the will of Carlo Emanuele I of Savoy. The Church was dedicated to St. Charles Borromeo, after his pilgrimage walk into town and went to pray to the Holy Shroud. Is not defined by who is the original design; the façade instead was made during the 19th century, designed by Ferdinand Caronesi. Very interesting interiors decorated in tones of pink, red and gold, like her twin, in the tradition of Baroque Turin. You can also see paintings of 1500/1600 depicting San Carlo in adoration of the Holy Shroud.
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  • Charming twin baroque churches which complete the famous Piazza San Carlo. The rich interior and the 18th-century façade of Santa Caterina
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