Royal Museums

The task of designing and creating the Chapel to house the Holy Shroud was entrusted in 1667 to Guarino Guarini, one of the leading architects of Baroque in Piedmont, who concluded the work in 1690. The project was based on the idea of the Shroud as the extreme evidence of the mystery of Redemption, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Architecture itself thus becomes the experience of "ascending within death" to the light of divine glory.

From 1694 until the early nineties of the twentieth century, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud has guarded the precious relic, now preserved in the transept of Turin’s Cathedral.

After an extensive fire that blazed in the night between April 11th and 12th 1997, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud underwent a complex intervention of restoration until it was reopened to the public on September 27th, 2018.

Buy your ticket for the Musei Reali complex to visit this icon of Torino. 

piazzetta reale, 1, 10100 Torino (TO)

45.0729041, 7.6861443

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