Cattedrale di Parma

Cattedrale di Parma

Cattedrale di Parma
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Jake23
New Jersey5,912 contributions
Beautiful cathedral
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is a very nice cathedral in the historic center of Parma. Walk around and stroll the square and then stop in the church to see the frescoes and architecture.
Written 27 July 2021
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aa27
Lausanne, Switzerland545 contributions
Impressive cathedral
Feb 2020 • Couples
Interior full of colorful frescos, from floor to ceiling. The crypt is also interesting, theoretically reserved for praying only, but large groups went down, breaking a bit the atmosphere. Worth to have the audioguide, that you get included with the ticket for the baptistere and diocesan museum: all the painted scenes are well described in it.
Written 14 February 2020
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Tour608466
11 contributions
A splendid curch
Feb 2020
the church is so grand that it has three storeys, with lots of paintings on every chamber wall and the ceilings.

You can feel peaceful when you are inside.
Written 12 February 2020
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Liza F
London, UK470 contributions
Stunning cathedral in Parma
Jan 2020 • Friends
The outside square is quite pretty. The interior is stunning, as a local friend told me, the colours and painting style is very Parmense. Highly recommend visiting, and it’s free to visit.
Written 30 January 2020
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,452 contributions
Stunning Cathedral (free entry)
May 2019
The cathedral is a must-see and was one of the highlights of our day trip to Parma. It is right next door to the Baptistery, so you can see both together. An added bonus is that entry is free. The only drawback is that there is not a lot of information inside - there are some English and Italian signs but not much. We didn't do a tour and in hindsight, it would have been helpful to have at least read something about it beforehand.
MAIN FEATURES
• The walls of the entire nave are painted with colourful scenes from the Bible, telling the story of Jesus’ life and Old Testament stories.
• The Cupola is painted with a 3D perspective by Correggio (1526). The 3D effect is quite incredible. Mary is ascending to Heaven in a whirlpool of clouds and angels. It amused us that the artist had discreetly painted Mary with her dress and robes tucked modestly in around her legs and her feet dangling - not very dignified way. I guess it was a bit of a problem to paint a realistic 3D image and not have Mary with her dress billowing out above the heads of the congregation below.
• The Deposition by Benedetto Antelami – this one is easy to miss because it is tucked away on the right hand side of the church. It is a large stone plaque fixed to the side wall so it’s much plainer than the frescoed walls or cupola and doesn't grab your attention. It is dated from 1178 and was most likely part of an altar. Jesus is at the centre, his lifeless body being supported by John as he is taken down from the cross. On the right, Roman soldiers are gambling between themselves for Jesus’ clothes. We puzzled at first over a lot of small holes punched across the stonework. It turns out that each of the holes would have been studded with a precious jewel which made us realise that the sculpture would have looked quite different in its's day and definitely didn't always look this plain.
• I particularly liked the 2 stylised stone lions flanking the outside doors – they made a great photo.
Written 2 January 2020
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dottawa
Boston, MA36 contributions
Beautiful cathedral
Nov 2019
We had a guided tour and we learned a lot about the place. Really nice paintings and lots of interesting stories.
Written 20 December 2019
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Paul S
San Diego, California295 contributions
900-Year-Old Cathedral with Great Art
Nov 2019
The building is beautiful inside and out. The interior decoration and artwork is outstanding. The inside of the dome has the Assumption of the Virgin by Correggio. The nave has frescoes with scenes from the Bible, like the Last Supper. Columns are works of art. If in Parma, this cathedral is a must see.
Written 11 December 2019
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D S R
Greensboro, NC36 contributions
Magnificent
Nov 2019 • Couples
Most amazing church with so much art and statues and golden altar. Don’t miss it because it really stands out in all of Italy.
Written 27 November 2019
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cordyroy
Naples, FL2,259 contributions
Splendid
Oct 2019 • Couples
One of the most beautiful churches of our 3 weeks in Italy. The frescos and other decorations are lovely. Quite splendid.
Written 26 November 2019
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Anchsemale
Bron, France295 contributions
Marvelous cathedral!
Nov 2019
The cathedral is very nice with 2 particular works of art: the
illusionistic cupola fresco of the Assumption by Antonio da Correggio and the bas-relief of the Deposition from the Cross by Benedetto Antelami. It is wonderful.
Written 11 November 2019
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