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Cattedrale di Parma, Parma

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Religious Site
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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  • A masterpiece that deserves to be visited a number of representations and frescoes seamlessly
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  • Council visit, the frescoes are admirable and fascinate tourists. It was Palm Sunday with a mass in progress so it was not possible to visit all! Account to return
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  • Approaching to the Church from the outside you wouldn't expect ever an Interior so amazing. The Church is worth visiting around the beautiful Centre of Parma.
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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!