Cattedrale di Parma, Parma

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Fragments of ancient mosaics in the crypt of Cattedrale di Parma are evidence of a cult temple that existed before the church was established. The entire church is covered with artwork from the beginning of Italy's artistic golden age. Bertolino de'Grossi, Prospero Clemeti, Girolamo Clemeti, and Luchino Bianchini are just some of the artists who contributed to the architecture. The side chapels were built to shelter the sepulchres of Parma's noble families. Some retain the original decor from the 14th century. The capitals that represent both mythological creatures and Biblical scenes sit next to each other. For Cattedrale di Parma and beyond, use our Parma attractions planner to get the most from your Parma vacation.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Amazing. I don't have any other word to describe my experience. Faith, art, history, culture all mixed together. There's so much to learn and to consider.
  • This is a place definitely worth visiting in Parma. Though it is pretty old, it is well preserved up to date, and very quiet and pleasant as well.
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