Turin Cathedral: Raking view of cathedral facade, with Chapel of the Holy Shroud behind



Dedicated to Saint John the Baptist (Italian: San Giovanni Battista), it is adjacent to an earlier campanile (1470). It is the only significant Renaissance building in Turin, commissioned by Archbishop Domenico della Rovere from the Tuscan architect Meo da Caprino. The Chapel of the Holy Shroud (Cappella della Sacra Sindone), the current resting place of the Shroud of Turin, was added to the structure in 1668-1694 by Guarini. The chapel connects the apse of the cathedral with the west wing of the Royal Palace.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Giovanni Battista

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Cathedrals

  • Architecture

  • Domes

  • Chapels

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Renaissance

  • Seventeenth century

Place of Creation
  • +45.07332+7.685435

  • Turin

  • Turin, Piedmont, Italy

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Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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