Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Church of La Consolata

The Sanctuary of the Consolata (Consolata in the Piedmont), or according to the official name, Church of Our Lady of Consolation is a Catholic basilica located behind the same street and is one of the oldest places of worship in Turin.

 Dedicated to Mary, invoked by the title of "Consolation" is considered the most important shrine in the city and the Archdiocese of Turin, as well as a masterpiece of Baroque in Piedmont. Its construction is devoted to big names in architecture, such as Guarino Guarini and Filippo Juvarra Carlo Ceppi. The sanctuary was also usual place of worship of many saints social Piedmont. It has the dignity of Minor Basilica.

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