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Gran Madre di Dio

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Address: Piazza della Gran Madre, 10131 Turin, Italy
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+39 011 819 3572

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Great view of the city

My favourite part of the city! Great view amongst the hustle and bustle. Also for all you film lovers, a scene from The Italian Job was filmed here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Monika G
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It looks something special from outside like Panteon, but inside, it is simple and nothing special from perspective of richness as most of churches. simple, decent and different!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The church itself is not open continually and has very limited open hours, however, it is worth a visit if only to enjoy the views crossing the river as you approach it....and the city/river views from atop the steps. The sculptures on the exterior are interesting and provide a good backdrop when taking in the city from the steps. If... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My favourite part of the city! Great view amongst the hustle and bustle. Also for all you film lovers, a scene from The Italian Job was filmed here.

Thank Monika G
Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

There's not much to see , make the walk across the bridge of Piazza Vittorio Venetto and back and that's it. If you like to visit the church come in there , but you do not have on what spend more than 15 min.

Thank Hrvoje Z
Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Crossing the bridge over the Po the Gran Madre di Dio church is an imposing building on the other side. Climb the stairs for a nice view. The Lady holding the Holy Grail - hidden in the place she is looking at? Can you find it?

Thank Pausanius4President
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

You have to cross the Po from Piazza Vittorio Veneto. Views from church are very nice and the church is also interesting

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

.....but unfortunately shut on the occasion that we crossed the river. (But for a sandwich and a beer we can recommend the Plaza Cafe nearby, with its very hard-working proprietor, although this isn't listed by TripAdvisor (and is not the Plaza Cafe near Piazza Solferino)). The church closes the vista along Via Po, and can be seen from many parts... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The view of this very impressive church from Piazza Vittorio Veneto and while crossing over the stone bridge of Ponte Vittorio Emaneule I is stunning. It reminded me so much of the Pantheon in Rome, quite a different style of architecture to everything else that we saw in Turin. The church was constructed in neoclassical style (1818 to 1831) to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Stunning to visit, it is so old, but unless you know facts about the building, it will be lost on you, so prepare and research before you arrive to get the full value of the visit to this location.

Thank vicpk
Heuvelland, België
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you pass by, you can visit this church. But planning a visit ? Please no, a waste of time. A church like there are a lot, and the ceiling is crumbling, so now they placed nets to catch the rubble.

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