Piazza Castello

Piazza Castello, Turin: Address, Phone Number, Piazza Castello Reviews: 4.5/5

Piazza Castello
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
About
Designed in 1564 by Vitozzi. It's lined with porticoes and is the real heart of the city: here and hereabouts stand the great buildings that have witnessed the development of the city, from the ancient Roman era to our days. In the middle of the square stands Palazzo Madama and on the side you could see The Royal Theatre, The Royal Palace , the Royal Library (that houses Leonardo da Vinci 's operas). In Piazza Castello (The Castle Square) begin the most important central streets, like Rome Street, Po Street, Garibaldi Street and Pietro Micca Street.
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Neighbourhood: Centro
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Hooray H
London, UK2,257 contributions
Sep 2020
A beautiful old Grand square just outside the Plazzo Reale.
It is lined with lovely old buildings.
Quite unlike many other cities.
Written 18 December 2020
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK19,718 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
Piazza Castello is the most central square in Turin and was formed in the middle of 14th Century with the majority of construction taking place between 16th and 18th Centuries. Palazzo Madama was the original seat of the Italian parliament and dominates the square. At the northern edge of Piazza Castello is Palazzo Reale which was built for Carlo Emanuele II. I enjoyed visiting the square which was incredibly quiet when I visited in July 2020.
Written 8 November 2020
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Ryan S
Cardiff, UK164 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
A picturesque piazza that features two palaces, palace madama and the royal palace of turin. Both palaces are both huge and very picturesque. There is also a very nice sweet shop here.
Written 27 August 2020
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Tanvir Ahmad Khan
Turaif, Saudi Arabia380 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
A beautiful open place surrounded by beautiful historic buildings with lots of shops,cafes & restaurants. A major tourist spot. Nice views for photos
Written 28 February 2020
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Wookash Q
Wroclaw, Poland1,531 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Quite nice place with monumental buildings including castle and royal palace. Nice to walk around under arcades.
Written 12 February 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,628 contributions
Aug 2019
The main feeling after a visit. There is no sense of square.... This is probably due to the structure of the square. If you are standing on the side of the Palazzo Reale, then this is a normal Turin Piazza with Baroque-classicist facades, fountains spouting from under the pavers. All very well. Very Torino. If we go around the Palazzo Madama, we see two quite medieval towers with a monument dedicated to the first world war and the Central character-the Duke of Aosta, very similar to Mussolini with his square jaw. Quite a different view. Not a square, but a two-faced Janus.
Written 27 January 2020
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,566 contributions
Jan 2020
Surrounded by beautiful buildings, including the Royal Palace, this is an iconic square of Turin, a must for anyone visiting the Piedmont capital.
Written 24 January 2020
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Caltanissetta, Italy2,853 contributions
Jan 2020 • Business
The beautiful Piazza Castello, in the Turin downtown. The place, the Real Palace, The Castle... So marvelous.
Written 20 January 2020
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TheFabRitz
Winterthur, Switzerland480 contributions
Jan 2020
I found the baroque in Turin a bit strict, but definitely revealing. It encourages even the city's strangers to think up their own history of the former capital of Italy.
Written 9 January 2020
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Chris S
Gamlingay, UK141 contributions
Dec 2019
Perfect example of a typical Italian piazza. Even in the wind and rain! Walked around and had gelato, still magnificent!
Written 29 December 2019
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