10Construction of the cathedral

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Turin Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral situated in Turin, northern Italy. Devoted to Saint John the Baptist, the Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishops of Turin. The church sits on the spot where the ancient Roman city theatre was located. What makes the cathedral famous is because of the presence of the Holy Shroud. Turin cathedral was constructed between the years 1491–1498 and is adjacent to a tower built in the year 1470. The Chapel of the Holy Shroud which is the present location of the Shroud of Turin was added to the cathedral structure during 1668–1694. Guarino Guarini designed the Chapel of the Holy Shroud. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!