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Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata(Madonna della Steccata)

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Beautiful church Santa Maria della Steccata in Parma, Italy

With a Greek cross symmetric shape and 4 chapels one on each side it is quite an unusual church. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richly decorated church with magnificent frescoes

It's not a huge church, but with its rarely-seen design (built on a plan of a Greek cross) and... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Tomek K
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I visited the Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata three times. Upon entering, you will see a very moving marble pieta by an unidentified sculptor. I much admired the frescoes by Parmigianino on the arch above the main altar, the fresco of the Coronation of...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2014

Nice walk up with a good view. But the church in it self did not impress me much, though I am not into churches to start with.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a Greek cross symmetric shape and 4 chapels one on each side it is quite an unusual church. It is richly decorated with frescoes and a beautiful cupola. It has a big pipe organ. Absolutely a must-see in Parma.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

It's not a huge church, but with its rarely-seen design (built on a plan of a Greek cross) and beautiful decorations, some by Parmiganino, exploring it is a well-spent 15-20 min!

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

This Renaissance church, the Shrine of Santa Maria della Steccata is unique it its design: a Greek-cross. Located in Parma, Italy; the name "steccata" is a kind of fence that was used to control the many devotees who visited a venerated image of the Madonna...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This odd shape church, it has got a shape closer to of a Greek Orthodox Church with the Greek cross, has got quite interesting frescoes inside. After seeing the cathedral this church was a bit of a disappointment

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a large Basilica on Piazza Della Steccata in Parma. As with many other Italian Basilicas, inside it is incredibly ornate with lovely artwork and a crypt to explore. Very nice.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, the Basilica was closed on April 25th, which was a disappointment because I wanted to see the tombs of the Dukes of Parma in the crypt and the exquisite interior. The 16th century exterior is pretty very impressive and I am happy we have...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

For a small donation you can view and take photos of the inside of this beautiful cathedral. Out of respect I purchased a shawl to cover my head. I was surprised there were so many woman with heads covered. At least they asked men to...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Had the opportunity to attend Mass here on Palm Sunday. A beautiful Basilica. Is very intimate although it appears huge from the outside. Definitely worth a visit to see the artwork and attend Mass.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

From outside it is even hard to make a photo from the church as there is no perspective - small streets around. You can only value it, when you enter and look around.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

I popped inside the basilica while wandering around the centre of Parma. The external architecture is beautiful but it is definitely worth spending ten minutes or so to go inside and see the murals and especially the dome. The Italians certainly did not spare any...More

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