La Mole Antonelliana is one of the highest works of masonry in Europe standing at 167.5 meters (550 feet). It was planned by ... More
La Mole Antonelliana is one of the highest works of masonry in Europe standing at 167.5 meters (550 feet). It was planned by Alessandro Antonelli as a synagogue in the second half of the 19th century. The square-based construction presents its facade towards Via Montebello, and the quadrangular dome is mounted by a little temple with two columns which hold up the spire. This spire was rebuilt in 1953 after its collapse during a violent storm, and it was remodeled in metal overlaid with stone. There is an old Turin legend regarding universities and the Mole; "if a student climbs the Mole during his studies, he will never graduate." The Mole Antonelliana now houses the National Museum Of Cinema , which is the tallest museum in the world.
I loved the place! I visited with a native Torinian, who also enjoyed it.... that says it all !
Great architecture! Good museum. Don't miss the top, you can see the whole city and take outstanding pictures! I was lucky to see have a sunny day. I only visited Turin for a day and I just HAD to visit The Mole Antonelliana.
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