San Pietro in Parma

by Mikkal Noptek March. 14, 2014 2898 views

San Pietro is a Neoclassic church located on Piazza Garibaldi in Parma.

A church of San Pietro in Parma is first mentioned in the year 955. It was rebuilt during the 15th century in gothic style by Cristoforo Zaneschi.

The present church was designed by Ennemond Alexandre Petitot and replaces the earlier structure, construction started in 1707 but was not completed till 1762.

The façade is decorated with the papal symbols of the tiara, festoons, and keys, in a design by Petitot and modeled in stucco by Benigno Bossi. The main altar has a canvas depicting the Madonna and child and Saints Peter and Paul by Alessandro Mazzola.

The church contains also paintings by Alessandro Bernabei, Giovanni Bolla, and Clemente Ruta.

The church was suppressed by decree of the Napoleonic government in 1811, and reconsecrated in 1852, only to be suppressed again in 1867.

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Taifallos 7 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful history knowledge, now I've learned more (and that's my favorite). Please bring me with you on your next visit, I would count myself so privileged to see such beauty.

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Sreekumar Marar 7 years, 1 month ago

Church interiors would be a theme to specialise in - great shots, Mikkal :)

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Finbarr 7 years, 1 month ago

Great shots!

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Darlene Foster 7 years, 1 month ago

Beautifully ornate!

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Farideh_Homam 7 years, 1 month ago

Very beautiful.

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Gillian Parsons 7 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful, looks so peaceful in the warm colours.

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Josy 7 years, 1 month ago

Bel ensemble, un brin chargé pour mon goût personnel. La première donne une belle idée de l'architecture.

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Marilyn Grimble 7 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful - very light! I like that in a church.

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