Santa Cristina Church

Turin, Italy

Santa Cristina is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church located in Turin. 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.

The original layout was designed in 1620 by the architect Carlo di Castellamonte, and construction pursued until 1639. The project was only completed between 1715 and 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 II.

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Via Roma 84, Turin, Italy
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Founded: 1620
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Mr Singh (3 years ago)
Classy looking church off Piazza San Carlo, the statues and intricate carvings on the stone frontage were impressive, took another moment to stand back and marvel at the view in front of me.
Emi HRSK (3 years ago)
Beautiful church in the old town
Pascal GĂ©rard (3 years ago)
Special atmosphere here ?
DAVID SNYDER (5 years ago)
Beautiful facade.
Thiago Saksanian Hallak (7 years ago)
These two churches are cute from the outside (they got bombed in WWII :o), but nothing especial in the inside
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