Cattedrale di Parma
Cattedrale di Parma
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy672 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Stendhal, the famous French novelist, used to say that in Parma he fell in love with the “sublime frescoes by Correggio”, which make a good show on the walls of this cathedral. The one that impressed me the most represents a man emerging from the curtain, it is supposed to be a self-portrait of the artist. The entrance is free.
Written 3 November 2023
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We visited this cathedral during an overnight stop in Parma and were really impressed with how beautiful it was inside. A very famous Correggio fresco can be found here in the dome. The fresco is beautiful and it was amazing to see it. Unfortunately for Correggio, he was somewhat ahead of his time and the work was not well-received by the church, making it all the more interesting. If you come to Parma, you should definitely visit here
Written 23 August 2023
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Hammer5505
Ripon, CA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Holy cow this church is amazing! Seemingly painted from top to bottom it is an incredible example of renaissance art and Romanesque architecture. Free to explore and absolutely breathtaking from its famous interior dome to its signature baptistery out front

The teens in my family were not particularly interested but I didn’t really expect them to be

Half a block away you’ll find the fabulous Parma shopping promenade with great stores and cute eateries
Written 21 June 2023
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davidandmel
Birmingham, UK1,581 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Possibly one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the whole of Italy. It is free to enter but it is not open all day so do check the times. The soaring vaulted ceiling is covered with frescoes, as is the cupola and you can put a couple of euros into a slot to light them up which truly shows the colours and details. A beautiful building and a must see in Parma
Written 5 June 2023
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Marion M
Nyon District, Switzerland583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Interesting facade with many arches carved right up to the top most unusual. Inside a lovely wooden cross and don’t miss the cloister which is peaceful
Written 1 April 2023
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lbasskin
Asheville, NC89 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I gave it 5 minutes. Unless your are very into catherdral roof drawings, it is highly overrated. But it was free. THe plazza itself is worth hanging out at all day.
Written 18 October 2022
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Michele D
Montreal, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Do. Ot miss this beautiful cathedral. It look ok from the outside but the inside is magical. The frescoes are beautiful and it is absolutely worth the visit
Written 12 October 2022
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Spectacle64
Yorkshire, UK491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Walked out of the Baptistry and into the Cathedral. Must admit I preferred the Cathedral. Very impressive...
Written 30 August 2022
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TomSean
County Cork, Ireland31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Entry to this cathedral is free (so many churches are charging fees in Italy!). Inside there’s an enormous empty space. Sadly there’s no sign of it being a place of worship anymore - we couldn’t find a list of Mass times.
Written 19 July 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The Parma Cathedral has retained the Romanesque style. I wanted to write "Strict", but perhaps it would be too stereotypical. The facade of the cathedral is strict only at the bottom. From above it is decorated with three rows of boxes and three portals. A pointed roof crowns the cathedral. Entering the cathedral, pay attention to the carving of Lukino Biankino on the portal. You will see figures of 12 people symbolizing 12 months. Not boring. And it's certainly not boring inside. You expect to see the simplicity of the Romanesque style: massive bare walls with columns, arches, apses with narrow windows. And inside there is a Renaissance! The three naves together with the transept form a traditional Latin cross. The "trick" of the cathedral is in its geometry. The central nave is 2 times wider than the side aisles, and at the top of the side aisles are arcaded galleries with arched openings (Triforium). Probably the local nobility gathered there during religious services. And, of course, frescoes! The most famous of them is an illusionistic fresco by the Renaissance artist Antonio da Correggio. The dome on the theme of the Assumption of the Virgin was painted by Correggio in 1525-1530. In the history of painting, it is an example of a genre that creates the illusion of presence. Interestingly, contemporaries could not appreciate the work of Correggio and wanted to wash away the frescoes. Titian, who is at the zenith of fame, stopped by Parma. The rector of the cathedral asked him if it was worth paying Correggio for such a primitive job. The great Venetian replied that even if the miserly Parmese turned the dome over and filled it to the top with coins, it still wouldn't be worth Correggio's brilliant work. Breaking away from the contemplation of the dome, it is worth paying attention to other frescoes, also of the XVI century. Lattanzio Gambara painted wall frescoes and counterfacades on the theme of the Ascension of Christ already. Impressive. Looking up, you can see the ceiling paintings of Girolamo Bedoli-Mazzola. You understand that you did not stop in Parma for nothing!
Written 13 July 2022
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