"Duomo - overview" Top 5 Page for this destination Duomo Santa Maria Assunta - Cathedral Tip by Mikebond

by Mikebond
  • Duomo - Parma
    by Mikebond
  • Duomo - Parma
    by Mikebond

The great Romanesque church was built in the second half of the 11th century and became a cathedral in 1106, but it was widely rearranged between 1130 and 1178. The sandstone facade has three series of little loggias and a protiro with two lions supporting columns, which Giambono da Bissone added in 1281.
The church has a Latin-cross shape and consists of a nave with two aisles. It has been undergoing a restoration from 1981 to this year, when Parma celebrates the 900 years since the proclamation of the cathedral and the end of the works at the facade. I didn't photograph the facade during my visit in 2004 because it was still covered with scaffolding.

Address: Piazza del Duomo
Website: http://www.cattedrale.parma.it (Italian only)

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2006
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