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Church of St. John Evangelist Virtual Tour

The Monastic complex of Saint John the Evangelist was originally constructed in the 10th century behind the Cathedral's apse, but it was rebuilt in 1498 after a fire. It has a Baroque facade and a bell tower with a Latin cross plan, a nave and two aisles. Between 1520–1522, Correggio frescoed the Dome with the Vision of St. John the Evangelist a masterwork of illusionistic art of the Late Italian Renaissance.
The monastery library has 16th century frescoes and owns approximately 20,000 volumes, among which the illuminated manuscripts dating from the 1400s and 1500s.

Parma 360°: VR Panoramas of the Church of St. John

St. JOHN EVANGELIST ABBEY CHURCH

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Frescoes of Correggio in the Dome

The interior of the Dome with the The Vision of St. John the Evangelist at Patmos (1520-1522) a series of frescoes by the Italian artist Correggio. The centre of the cupola is occupied by an illusionistic space formed by concentric planes indicated by the clouds.

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Central Nave

The Abbey Church of St. John has a Latin cross plan with three naves and six chapels. In the central nave we have the frieze designed by Correggio who also designed the decoration of the half-pillar, of the soffit of the fifth chapel, of the cross and then of the dome with the Transit of St. John.

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One of the two Cloisters of the monastic complex of St. John the Evangelist

Leaving the Church of St. John, on the right, we find the access to the cloisters, one called St. John, the other, more ancient, the Capitolio.

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St. John Square with the Baroque facade of the Church

The baroque marble facade dates back to 1604 while the bell tower on the right side of the church is a work of 1613. The whole complex was rebuilt in 1477 after a fire.

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From Duomo Square to St. John Square in front of the Church

The monastic complex of St. John Evangelist is made up of the Church, the Convent and the Antique Spice Apothecary of St. John. Panoramic view from the street which leads from Duomo's Square to St. John's Square dominated by the church with a Baroque facade and the bell tower.

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