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“A jewel, and a well-hidden one at that, and a rare find if you can find it open”

Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti
Ranked #3 of 425 things to do in Turin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Located on the West side of via Garibaldi (ex Dora Grossa), you gain access to it via a porch with a colonnade, now closed by glass and the seat of administrative offices. At the bottom of a long corridor located on the right hand side of the street entrance, a small, rather unassuming door leads to a Baroque triumph, built in the 1600s as a place for bankers and shopkeepers to meet and worship. Several canvases by different painters but similar styles describe the Nativity of Jesus. Beautiful white marble-like wood statues flank the chapel. A fresco depicting the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven, enclosed within a beautiful gilded trompe-l'oeil frame makes up the ceiling and a gorgeous pipe organ sits on the main entrance. Every Saturday, the chapel hosts a free concert at 5pm and Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 11.
This is a rare treat that should not be missed.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This newly restored chapel opened a couple of months ago exposing hidden afrescos that will amaze you.
Not many people know about this chapel due to the fact that it's located right next to a big church and the entrance as opposed to being located directly on Via Garibaldi is actually inside the entry hall of the building.
Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Daniela K
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

Not very well known, a hidden treasure. Not always open. There is a guide explaining what the chapel has to offer. It should not be missed, even if you visit turin for other more famous attractions.

Thank Georgina L
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

It's a very special place, even if not often open. Lot of history and wonderful decorations. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 11 January 2014

A chapel built back in 17th century, extremely well preserved. It is one of the many hidden treasures Torino has to offer and perfectly expresses the Piedmontese tradition of non "showing off".
You won't be disappointed :-)

2  Thank Btravel05
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