Charterhouse

Strada Della Certosa - 20 - Parma - PR - 43122
Hours:

only the cloister is open to the visits from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 12.00pm and from 2.00pm to 4.00pm; Saturday and festivities from 9.00am to 12.00pm. The opening times can be differnet for the activities of the schools.
Booking is mandatory for groups from 20 people. For further information call them directly.

Description:

nothing remains of the structure established in 1285 by the Carthusian Order wher they lived for 483 years.

Abolished in 1769, the original building has been radically changed and the Charterhouse once even housed a cigarette factory and an education institute. It is now used as a training school for prison warders. The church was rebuilt in 1722 as a votive temple with a high, cylindrical drum. The interior is a majestic example of illusionistic decoration and scenic effects by Alessandro Baratta and G.B. Natali. The sacresty and main cloister date back to 16th century, while the smaller cloister with octagonal pillars was built a century before.

Since 1975 the Charterhouse hosts the training school of Prison Guard. 

How to get there:

located in the north-east of the city, by car follow the SS 62 street direction Mantova. Bus n° 21, Via Mantova bus stop athen walking for 800 meters.

Last update:
10/01/2017


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