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Str Della Certosa - 20 - Parma - Parma - PR - 43122
Phone: +39 0521498401

Nothing remains of the structure established in 1285 by the Carthusian Order and 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 is seat of school of Prison Guard.  

Cause the earthquake of 25 January 2012 the church is closed.



Come arrivare: The Certosa is located in the north-east outskirts of Parma, along the road SS 62 to Mantova. Bus n° 21, get off near the railway bridge in Via Mantova then walk from the gate for 800 metres to the entrance.

Orario: The Charterhouse hosts the training school for prison warders and it is closed for visits cause the earthquake of 25 January 2012. For further information call them directly.

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