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Cattedrale di Parma

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Address: P.zza Duomo, 43100, Parma, Italy
Phone Number: 0521235886
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Beautiful from the inside. Much more interesting than the Battistero di Parma next door. Just step in, the entrance is free.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful from the inside. Much more interesting than the Battistero di Parma next door. Just step in, the entrance is free.

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although not very impressive on the outside, the inside is magnificent! Drawings and ornaments everywhere you look! And it's free!

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Thank Ahmad B
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful cathedral from outside and specially from inside, with Basilica its main attraction in city centre.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to go inside this cathedral, too easy to photograph the exterior and move on to photograph the Baptistry or other spectacle. To be honest the exterior is not in the premier league of Italian cathedrals//churches, but the interior is up there with the league leaders. Ticket price also covers Baptistry interior (do not miss that)

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside of the church are on both sides chapels of noble families of Parma, but the most important is a illusionistic cupola fresco of the Assumption of the Virgin.

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Mons, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is so beautiful. Filled with dark wood and frescos it is unlike any cathedral I have ever visited. Truly a unique experience and a must see while in Parma.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exterior facade is not at all decorative apart from 2 large marble lions that date from the 13th century and hold up the columns supporting a cover over the main door. The Cathedral is said to be of the Romanesque style with a Latin cross layout. The transept and alter are elevated with the crypt underneath. The highlight is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Cathedrals all over Europe and this one is right up there among the very best. In contrast with other wonderful buildings - for example, the Duomos in Florence, Pisa and Milan, which are spectacular on the outside and rather more understated internally - the cathedral in Parma is the reverse. From the outside it is rather plain... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the Duomo is not very interesting from the outside, but it has a beautifully decorated interior. the Organ is located in the middle of the Duomo which is different than other Duomos and the paintings are just all over the place. The visit is very interesting and I am recommending to have a stop there in your tour.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the plain exterior of this Romanesque Cathedral. Almost every square inch is painted with frescoes! The most impressive one is painted high inside the dome...the famous painter, Correggio, painted hundreds of floating figures surrounding the Blessed Virgin Mary as she ascends into heaven! An interesting side note...don't miss the paintings of two artists who painted some... More 

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