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Cattedrale di Parma

Address: P.zza Duomo, 43100 Parma, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 63 Attractions in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Melville, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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37 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

the most complete cathedral I have visited interior wise . fantastic murals main purpose was to see the assumption by Correggio. easy to find as its in the centre of Parma. just beware of the traffic restrictions in the city.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

One of the more impressive churches in Italy, set on a beautiful square. A must to visit when in Parma.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Don't be put off by the austere outside. It is fantastic inside. Just like everyone traveling around Italy, I have been in many churches. This one stands out as a must see.

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