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Gran Madre di Dio, Turin

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  • Across Vittorio Emanuele I bridge from Piazza Vittorio Veneto in the centre of Turin is the church of Gran Madre di Dio. The church is of Neoclassic style, created by architect Ferdinando Bonsignore.....  more
    Across Vittorio Emanuele I bridge from Piazza Vittorio Veneto in the centre of Turin is the church of Gran Madre di Dio. The church is of Neoclassic style, created by architect Ferdinando Bonsignore.....  more »
  • An impressive Neoclassical architecture inspired by Roma's Parthenon, overlooking the river Po and the Venetto square. The interior is also beautiful. 
    An impressive Neoclassical architecture inspired by Roma's Parthenon, overlooking the river Po and the Venetto square. The interior is also beautiful.  more »
  • In the Turin downtown there are a lot of attractions and monuments. I thin that the Gran Madre Church is on of the most important. 
    In the Turin downtown there are a lot of attractions and monuments. I thin that the Gran Madre Church is on of the most important.  more »
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  • Very beautiful and interesting Church. We didn't find the sanitizing gel at the entrance, even if it was needed when having to put some coins as offers for "lighting up" a plastic candle with the button. There was even kind of a well but you couldn't see what's inside or reach it underneath. There was a lift with the lateral entrance, helpful for wheelchairs, and there also some posters with information about the Church.
  • By foot during the night walking till the building give you the best view of Turin.
  • From the outside, la gran madre overlooks piazza Vittorio, behind the hills climb up to villa della regina. On the left of the gran madre façade -viewer there is la Monte dei cappuccini. The whole ensemble is wonderful, and one of the best sights that Turin offers. The church architecture's is unique. It's like a pagan temple, or Rome's pantheon. When you get inside it's smaller than what you think, and much auster in comparison with lavish leitmotifs and barocco style Turin's catholique churches outthrow at the visitor.
  • Chiesa Parrocchiale della Gran Madre di Dio might not break many architectural conventions - it tries hard to look like the Pantheon in Rome - but it occupies a privileged position on the right bank of the Po river. From its elevated platform, it has great perspectives on parts of the historical center of Turin.
  • The inside of church is much more impressive than the outside.

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