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Cattedrale di Parma

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Address: P.zza Duomo, 43100 Parma, Italy

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When you love TROMPE l'OEUIL this is a must

This catherdral is covered for 100% with scenes and trompe l'oeuil. Build over centuries, may of the secenes have their own style. An amazing trip in art history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This catherdral is covered for 100% with scenes and trompe l'oeuil. Build over centuries, may of the secenes have their own style. An amazing trip in art history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This cathedral is incredibly beautyfull and painted by Corregio. It's pretty easy to get there and it is right next to bapristery and museum. This place is worth of visit and if possible, you should see also the crypt.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This cathedral was beautifully decorated with frescoes. We paid to light up the dome to see the famous frescoes there. When the lights went on people there said "wow".

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Melville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited many cathedrals on our trip to Italy but this one was especially beautiful. We loved the detailed art work and took some great pictures here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

When you've visited many cathedrals in Italy you tend to become a little blasé and expect to find lovely artwork/statues inside. But the one in Parma totally blew us away with the stunning frescoes on the walls. Give yourself more time to visit than you expect!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Standing by the lions guarding the door look up to the reliefs around the frame, pick out the months by the super carvings. The interior is majestic and atmospheric. The colourful frescoes counterpoint the austere medieval charm of the structure. The dome, best seen from the top of the step either side of the altar shows Correggio as a master... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

On the outside it's under reconstructions, it's even hard to take a photo, but inside- it's a completely different story. It's huge, covered with beautiful frescoes, some of them works of Parmigianino & Correggio( in the central cupola). There are stained glass windows, big paintings, statues & not to forget- the chapels: one more beautiful than the other.

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The underlying medieval architecture is excellent, and the couple remaining chapels on the sides that have not been redone are especially beautiful. Like many large cathedrals in Italy there is a baroque overlay, with many chapels completely redone. However, the mix is less of a clash than many other places so the overall impact is quite nice. Worth a visit.

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Chatellerault, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wow, it is simply breathtaking the way the interior has been painted; so much detail. If you are in Parma this is a must see.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The interior of the Cattedrale is more Baroque than one could expect from outside. However, the place is very beautiful with some master pieces of Art

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