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The outside is plain. The 2 stone lions guarding the main entrance is the only interesting feature. When you go inside once you have adjusted to the low light it is stunning. It is not a very big cathedral but the frescoes on the walls...More
With all the great church art, I would strongly recommend having a local guide. Allow at least 45 to 60 minutes. Also, if you are touring during a peak tourist season, allow more time as even the guides have to share the space.
This Church is, dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The construction started probably sometimes before 1000 since at 1117 an earthquake destroyed it. When was it rebuilt, I haven’t a clue, but possibly soon after. I am not an architect, so without...More
Was brought here on a walking tour of Parma (organised by local tourist office, definitely worth it!) and was really struck by the beautiful building and incredible artistry of the inside. Our tour guide also told us a number of interesting stories about the original...More
I make it a point to visit cathedrals, churches and chapels whenever I go abroad. What really strikes me about this cathedral is it's architecture, the stucco paintings but more importantly the opportunity to pray and be at peace with the Lord. The cathedral gives...More
I have visited many cathedrals and churches but the quality of the tromp d’oeil effect on the ceiling of this cathedral is the best that I have ever seen. Do spend 2 euros on illuminating the dome, the result is amazing.
Simple looking from the outside and a wonder to the eyes on the inside. Would definitely recommend a visit to Paris not only for food but to take in this breath taking cathedral.
There’s also another church directly behind that is almost as stunning and...More
Walking into Cattedrale di Parma took my breath away. You could easily spend an hour looking at all the different sections of the church and still not see all the details. The architecture and artwork was some of the best we saw on our vacation...More