This eccentric building is Turin’s equivalent of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, that is a landmark which characterises the city and the inhabitants. Another feature that it has in common with the Parisian tower is the year it was built, 1889.
|The National Cinema Museum|
The Mole Antonelliana seen from the outside looks rather like an elaborate lightning conductor.
With its167.5 metres high, it is considered to be the best work of the architect of Novara, Alessandro Antonelli, who designed it. The Mole was originally supposed to be a Synagogue but then the City Council made it the home of the City Museum in 1897. Actually The National Cinema Museum of Torino is located inside the Mole Antonelliana. It is one of the most important of its kind in the world because of its great collection.
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