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Cattedrale di Parma, Parma

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Fragments of ancient mosaics in the crypt of Cattedrale di Parma are evidence of a cult temple that existed before the church was established. The entire church is covered with artwork from the beginning of Italy's artistic golden age. Bertolino de'Grossi, Prospero Clemeti, Girolamo Clemeti, and Luchino Bianchini are just some of the artists who contributed to the architecture. The side chapels were built to shelter the sepulchres of Parma's noble families. Some retain the original decor from the 14th century. The capitals that represent both mythological creatures and Biblical scenes sit next to each other. To visit Cattedrale di Parma on your holiday in Parma, and find out what else Parma has to offer, use our Parma trip itinerary maker.
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  • Worth seeing even a non-Christian might be captivated by the beauty of the frescoes and the solemnity of this place. There is a bas relief of Benedetto Antelami to see.
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  • The Charterhouse of Parma is certainly not only the Church which is gorgeous but the entire complex. A complete and unique work that deserves more help to have chance to visit for longer without damaging the religiosity of the place. You are immersed in the outer and inner beauty that is artistically sublime quality and then visiting the cells of the friars, the cloisters, and following the meditative path feels the peace that invades these places. Also the beautiful Gallery of plaster casts and the superior rooms. Must put on the schedule for a trip.
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  • very similar to the Cathedral of Cremona, also the location in Cathedral square and the baptistery, are identical and beauty as well. Wonderful!!
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  • Beautiful! I might raise a few complaints with this, but I felt that the painted frescoes were easily comparable to the Sistine Chapel. The painted ceiling was lovely to look at, and the cathedral had a nice, peaceful vibe to it. You weren't herded along like you were in the more popular places of worship. The piazza outside is lovely too, and quite impressive with the surrounding buildings. Entry is free, which is a nice bonus!
  • Absolutely beautiful! A must see! Assolutamente bellissima! Merita!
  • Nice historical church in the center of the city. Worth the price.
  • Beautiful Cattedrale. A must if you are in Parma.
  • Absolutely breathtaking... Something I would never expected. Colorful, huge and beautiful!