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Cattedrale di Parma

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Address: P.zza Duomo, 43100 Parma, Italy
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Do not be fooled by the outside

From the outside I wasnt convinced, but upon entering you are amazed at the paintings on the ceilings. All the signs explaining what everything was also had an English... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

From the outside I wasnt convinced, but upon entering you are amazed at the paintings on the ceilings. All the signs explaining what everything was also had an English translation which made the whole experience even more impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It is a beautiful cathedral with interesting variety of art work and frescos. It is large without being overwhelming. As Parma is not as busy as other more touristy cities in Italy, the ambiance is calm and more spiritual than other more famous churches. It is a must see when visiting Parma.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointing in light of the Batistero next door. Nothing special compared to many other cathedrals in Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The visit to the catedral was a real surprise. I've visited lots of churches all over the Europe, but this one impressed me with the enormous surface of wall-paintings. Most of them are made by Parmegianino, but there are also some original ones from the12-13 century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The whole duomo is a work of art and must be seen. Especially as it is free entry. Remember though that the cathedral shuts at 12.30.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The inside opens up to some beautifully decorated chapels and decor. One can get church overdose in Italy, but this is worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a beautiful Duomo. The out side is average, Italy wise, but the inside is magnificent. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Simply amazing each time I visit I see something I missed before. Really a fabulous place to see and a must when in Parma.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a must see if you are traveling to Parma. It is located in the heart of the Old City, and it is fascinating given that it was erected in the 11th century and it is in pristine condition for its age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Organ music playing, fantastic frescoes, and paintings and artwork. Need to be there before 12.30 or after 3 pm and allow at east 30 mins to view properly.

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