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Palazzo Reale in the city of Turin is the main residence of the Savoy dynasty. The palace is located on Palace Square, and along with other residences of the House of Savoy was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997.
The Old Palace and the Bishop's Palace were located on the site of the present palace in the 16th century. The project of the new palace was developed by Ascanio Vittozzi at the turn of the XVI – XVII centuries. After the death of the architect, the construction of the palace was entrusted to the architect Carlo di Castellamonte. The palace was completed in 1658 and at the same time became one of the main residences of the House of Savoy. At the end of the 17th century, the Shroud Chapel appeared in the western wing of the building, which connected the palazzo with the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
In the second half of the 18th century, the palazzo lost its significance. The king moved to the Quirinal Palace, and visited the Royal Palace in Turin only during his visits to the city. Currently, the palace houses a museum.
The architecture of the building combines several styles at once - – rococo, neoclassic and baroque. The baroque facade is 107 meters long and has an average height of 30 meters. On both sides of the palazzo there are two pavilions.
In the interior of the palace, it is worth highlighting the grand staircase, created in 1713 by Filippo Juvarra, the apartments of the Duke of Aosta and the Prince of Piedmont.
The architectural picture of the castle is completed with statues of the dioscuri, installed in the 19th century in front of the main entrance. The Royal Gardens are laid out behind the palace, created by the architect Andre Le Notre in the 17th century. the gardens are decorated with many statues, fountains and vases.
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