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Cattedrale di Parma

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Address: P.zza Duomo, 43100, Parma, Italy
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+39 0521 235886
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I have been in many old churches. It's almost a required tick in the box when you sightsee an old city or town. So I was expecting the same old same old when I entered this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in many old churches. It's almost a required tick in the box when you sightsee an old city or town. So I was expecting the same old same old when I entered this one. Who would of thought a town like Parma would have such an exquisite church. The ceilings were mind blowing!!! Such beautiful art. Truely... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a nice cathedral that is tucked away from the main street. The art work on the walls is really good and the side chapels are nicely done.

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Piddington, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to a fair few Italian churches & Cathedrals so I wasn't too bothered about seeing another one, but this one is worth it. The 3D style painted walls & ceilings are very impressive, as is the Ascension painting. Entry is free with donations appreciated so if you don't like it you won't have wasted anything.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

There is so much to see and enjoy in the Cathedral. I entered through the Holy Door and visited all the shrines and took my time looking at the richly decorated nave and vaulted ceiling.

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Thank 145Carol
Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral with impressive frescoes. Do not miss the last supper middle age sculpture in the right transept.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely visit this Cathedral if you're in Parma. Look up, the ceilings are stunning. The main dome at the front is a definite must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

As with a few churches on our travels round the Emilia-Romagna region, the exterior is quite plain but when you step inside, there is a wonderfully ornate interior. The ceiling decoration is amazing and there are frescoes on the walls.Look out for the signs of the zodiac carved into one of the doors outside. There is an entrance fee.

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Very beautiful church, impressive architecture and amazing frescoes - a masterpiece. Free entrance, not crowded.

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Sierra Madre, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! One of the most frescoed churches I have seen. Beautiful inside and it is free! The baptistery and museum have a charge of 8 euros but I think the church was more spectacular. There is a chapel below for prayer as no seats are set up in the main hall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The exterior of the Cathedral does not prepare you for the glorious sight inside. Every inch is covered with frescos and it is a breathtaking sight

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