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Cattedrale di Parma

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Address: P.zza Duomo, 43100 Parma, Italy

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I have seen a lot of churches/cathedrals in my travels (Rome, Paris, Amiens, Reims, Washington) but this is now my favourite. It was beautiful inside. Go and see if in Parma or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I have seen a lot of churches/cathedrals in my travels (Rome, Paris, Amiens, Reims, Washington) but this is now my favourite. It was beautiful inside. Go and see if in Parma or passing through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful frescoes by Carregio in the impressive dome. Just stand and stare! I loved the feel of the interior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Located in central Parma this is worth a visit. From the outside it does not look much but inside the murals are spectacular. There is not much else of historically note in Parma so it is difficult to rate this against say Rome and its many places of note. Still if you are in Parma I would look round this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Not being Christian, but appreciating art and history, this was an exhilarating visit. The art is not to be believed and the appreciation for history, architecture and beauty renders this a "must see" comment. You must go. Parma is a small town and there's no reason not to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A beautiful cathedral in the midst of the city. I especially enjoyed the quiet lower chapel under the main altar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Inside an unprepossessing facade, the interior of this duomo is stunning with every inch of space above you covered in beautiful art. It is not simply Corregio's dome frescoes, which make this a very special space. Overwhelming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The interior is dark but creates an incredible atmosphere, with beautiful, inspiring frescoes on the ceiling and walls. I wish I had booked a guide as sneaking a listen to some of the guides the interior artefacts were interesting and there are no English explanations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The cathedral is masterpiece at the heart of Parma. The facade is elegant in its simplicity. Within you're stunned by the richly frescoed ceilings, including a Correggio on the ceiling of the dome itself. The Baptistery facing the cathedral is also very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a stunning church! Amazing frescoes cover every surface of this amazing church. Around every corner is something new to discover. Incredible detail in the artwork. We walked around for about 45 minutes and surely didn't see it all. Well worth your time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Can't say I knew too much of this place before I went. Amazing frescoes abound but it is the inner painting of the dome which is the real highlight. Just a stunning piece of work no matter what your religious background (I'm atheist).

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