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. For Cattedrale di Parma and beyond, use our Parma attractions planner to get the most from your Parma vacation.
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  • Really WoW effect by the sublime frescoes widely, with the summum the dome of Correggio. Beautiful is also the high-relief of the descent from the cross by Antelami from 1178 (!) in the right transept. The crypt, with the remains of San Bernardino, is the trouble. Free access, open from 8 to 19 h.
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  • place a little stark, but is impressed by the Interior of the Cathedral as soon as one enters
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  • The staircase that ascends the altar is something deeply unusual. An alert reminds you that you are in a place of prayer. Appropriate
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  • Small city with beautiful colors, you will find many students as there us a university in the area but generally not many tourists
  • Part of the old buildings in Parma. Main cathedral which you can visit free and enjoy the both, inner and outer beauty. Few steps from restaurants and hotels.
  • Remarkable piece of art and history at the heart of the town. I credible architecture. The highlight is the Cupola del Correggio. You need to put a coin in the machine to have it lit up. It's worth it though.
  • Spectacular cathedral with a remarkable level of decoration. The early medieval fabric of the cathedral was been redecorated many times, and is now mostly of Reformation period. Very crowded with tourist groups, but very well managed.
  • It has so much to offer. It's both stunning and historically informative
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