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Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista

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Address: Piazzale San Giovanni 1, 43121, Parma, Italy
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+39 0521 235311
09:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 12:00
Fri - Wed 15:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 12:00

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Renaissance masterpiece

Correggio, one of the best painters of the Italian Renaissance, with the extra value of being in a church with less visitors than the nearby duomo. Toll free entrance.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Marco P
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Correggio, one of the best painters of the Italian Renaissance, with the extra value of being in a church with less visitors than the nearby duomo. Toll free entrance.

Thank Marco P
Zagreb, Croatia
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The church is magnificient as almoust all other in Italy. It has cool 3D ilusionistic floor. The monastery is a good substitution for The Charterhouse of Parma from Stendhal's novel, which is closed as I was told.

Thank marijansesvete
Belfast, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

If you visit Parma it is worth junking round the side of the cathedral to see San Giovanni Evangelista. Attractive from both outside and in, it is a peaceful contract to the cathedral.

Thank James R
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

If you are in Parma and see the cathedral you can stop by and check out this church as well. It is not as ornately decorated as the cathedral, but it is beautiful in its own way.

Thank stonewithnomoss
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Worth the visit to admire the beautiful columns and detailed capitals. Admire all 3 buildings in the Piazza, the duomo, the beautiful Baptistry and the Camponile. Inside the Duomo re paintings and decorations from 1178- 1498 +. Remember to stop to admire the marvellous details of the main front doors.

1 Thank CrystalBayLady
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Visiting Parma this is No 2 place to see. Located at the centre of city and next to three more attraction my recommendation is spare 1 complete day and see this square.

Thank cakata
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

there is no entrance fee to this church, located just at the backside of the cathedral, but you need some 1€ coins to get light on the fresco paintings, as else you only look at dark walls... the fresco are worth the few coins.

Thank r0landbrunner
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

It was a very hot day in Parma when we visited, and we had to wait till they open. But it was worth. This is a beautiful church with a Coreggio painting on the cupola.

2 Thank 545medva
Helsinki, Finland
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I was expecting more about this sight, but on the spot the doors were closed and could not even enter the library which was mentioned to contain a large and priceless amount of old books. The inner yards were only to be seen which was a pity. Took couple of pictures of them even though they were not in a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

It was tranquil and quiet. A look into the past. Really neat! We enjoyed the long corridors all to ourselves.

1 Thank Theresa G

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