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Cattedrale di Parma

P.zza Duomo, 43100 Parma, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 76 Attractions in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Strasbourg, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Interesting but less stupendous than Milan or Florence. However the Battistero next door was outstanding.

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Turku, Finland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Cattedrale in Parma is one of the most charming duomos i have seen in Italy. The cupole is just stunning and could have been gazing at it for ages. This is a must see if You visit Parma.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Not much from the outside that will take your breath away, but if you are in search of adornment that exudes opulence, the frescos in this basilica are unsurpassed and will not disappoint. Very impressive and amazing attention to detail. It's a must see!

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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The Duomo's somewhat austere facade belies its interior, which includes Correggio's famous Assunzione della Vergine (Assumption of the Virgin) decorating the cupola. What one contemporary critic called 'a mess of frogs legs,' his dramatically illusionistic spiral of receding figures - in the perspective of 'sotto in su' (from below to above) - would significantly influence future fresco artists. The Battistero... More

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Bermuda
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93 reviews 93 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The exterior of the cathedral is very plain but the interior is quite beautiful. The ceilings are nicely decorated and there are several chapels that have their own decor. With no admission fee, it is worth popping in for a look.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This has always been on my agenda to visit but restricted travel time only gave me a few minutes to pop in and pop out again. I will make a return trip with time on my hands. An amazing place.

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Cortona, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a beautiful Cathedral The cupola with the frescos of the Ascension of the Virgin by Corregio are fantastic

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england
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9 reviews 9 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's worth a visit, very well looked after. It wasn't too busy and we could have stayed as long as we liked.

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Belford, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It has recently benefited from a large and expensive restoration and apparently some changes, as some parts of it are modern. However, other parts date back to the 11th century, and most of it is 16th century Renaissance, particularly the frescoes. It is these frescoes by Correggio and others which are the most amazing and make this cathedral one to... More

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Namur, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You cannot leave Parma without a visit to the duomo! The inside is covered with fresco's merely from the 15th and 16 th century. There are also some earlier and later ones. Admit, you also never heard about the painter LATTANZIO GAMBARA. Well you can excperience what these so called secondary masters were capable of in the 16th century. His... More

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