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Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista, Parma
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  • The marble façade of the Church was designed by Simone Moschino. The Bell Tower, on the right side. With a height of 75 metres is the highest in Parma. The Interior has a Latin cross with three naves covered by cross vaults, and dome at the intersection of the transept. The twelve side chapels were painted by artists mostly earnest in the second half of the sixteenth century and the first of the next century. All to see and admire rich in monumental figures.
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  • The origins of the monastery of Saint John the Evangelist dates back to the year 1000 and perhaps even before. The Baroque façade, is clearly a makeover posthumously. The Bell Tower was built in 1600. The Church has a Latin cross plan, with three naves and twelve chapels. Many are works by Correggio: along the nave is the frieze of Jewish and pagan Sacrifice, the decorations of-pillars, front Bay of the fifth Chapel, St. Paul fell off my horse, the decorations of the cruise and the dome with the transit of St. John with the fathers of the Church and the evangelists in the pendentives. Beautiful and special the wooden choir dated in the second half of 1500. In the first chapel in the left aisle are some early works by Parmigianino. Beautiful three cloisters of the Benedictine monastery: well worth a visit. The second cloister, which is accessed from the Chapter House, are two frescoes of Correggio and the third; also called of Saint Benedict, has frescoes from the early 1500. In the library of the monastery we find rooms with frescoes and approximately 20,000 volumes, including some manuscripts of 1400 and 1500.
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  • Definitely worth visiting both the Church and the cloisters attached with a small donation. Shame about the magnificent library found closed for no reason ...
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  • We visited the cloisters, and the ones of the Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista are wonderful. Unfortunately you can't see all of them, but those that are free for the public are really nice. There's no entrance fee, but you can donate something before or after entering the cloisters.
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  • Classic heritage church with a Baroque façade and Bell Tower, is located just a few steps from the duomo and definitely worth a visit with the necessary calm. beautifully decorated internally, the frieze of Correggio, the expertly inlaid wooden choir and the side chapels built into two secondary naves. @gargio76
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  • A beautiful church with frieze of Jewish and pagan Sacrifice, designed by Correggio and built by f. m. Rondani in the nave. The left aisle stands for interesting early works by Parmigianino.
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  • The Abbey of San Giovanni Evangelista is a Benedictine complex of the historical centre of Parma, Emilia Romagna. The vast collection of buildings includes the Church, the monastery and the old pharmacy. The Abbey basilica was rebuilt starting from about 1490, with a final draft in 1510 ended then in 1519 by Bernardino Z. (from Wiki)
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