Top Historical Places in Parma

Are you looking to explore the history of Parma through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Parma including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Parma. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Parma ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Parma, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Parma for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Parma with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Cattedrale Di Parma

    4.7 (567 Votes)
    Cattedrale Di Parma

    Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Probably a basilica might have existed on the same site back in 6th century, but was abandoned later on. In 1106, the sight was turned to a cathedral, popularly known as Parma Cathedral. It is perhaps the most important Italian Romanesque cathedral, decorated by Illusionistic fresco by Antonio da Correggio. In the interior of the cathedral, you can see a Latin cross plan, with a nave and 2 aisl...Read more
  2. Battistero Parma

    4.6 (465 Votes)
    Battistero Parma

    Architecture , Cathedral

    Overshadowing the cathedral of Parma, this pink-colored stone baptistery in octagonal shape cannot ignore your attention. Popularly known as Battistero (in Italina), it is situated on the south side of the piazza. Taking a closure look to the baptistery will show that the architectural design has a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic style. Its highlighting feature is the artwork done by sculptor ...Read more
  3. Palazzo Ducale

    4.5 (309 Votes)
    Palazzo Ducale

    Outdoors, Landmark, Monument, Palace

    When you are going to visit Parc Ducale, your attention will definitely fall on Palazzo Ducale. It is an impressive historical monument with awe-strucking features that are bound to hold your gaze for quite a few minutes. The notable features of the monument are the frescoes, the facade having 18th- statues and the yellow exterior of the palace. Today, the palace has become a significant landma...Read more
  4. Cimitero Della Villetta

    3.8 (149 Votes)
    Cimitero Della Villetta

    Outdoors, Monument, Cemetery, Architecture

    It is a monumental cemetery, built in 1817. The striking feature of the cemetery is its shape, that is, it is in octagonal shape with four minor opposite sides. It is enclosed by 156 arcades with pillars with arches on the top. Take a tour inside the cemetery to see the magnificent interior work of the place.
  5. Museo Archeologico Nazionale

    Museum, Archaeological Site

    It is popularly known as National Archeological Museum of Parma, located near Piazza della Pilotta. The current structure of the museum follows the one that existed in 1965. The first floor of the holds marbles from the Gonzaga collection. In the ground floor, you get to see findings from Bronze Age of Parma and the funerary complex of the 2nd Iron Age of Frarore. One section is also dedicated ...Read more
  6. Palazzo Del Governatore

    4.4 (308 Votes)
    Palazzo Del Governatore

    Art And Culture, Palace, Exhibition

    You can even call it as Governor’s Palace, as it is popularly known throughout Parma. Till date, it is considered as the most prestigious place of modern and contemporary art in Parma. Now, it holds some of the prestigious international exhibitions that are open for public as well. Otherwise, visiting the palace is always not possible.
  7. Palazzo Della Pilotta

    4.4 (20 Votes)
    Palazzo Della Pilotta

    Landmark, Historical Site, Monument

    Palazzo Della Pilotta is a monumental palace overlooking well-kept lawns in Parma. Originally constructed sometime during the 15th century this palace was heavily bombed during the Second World War, before being finally reconstructed. Today, it houses three museums - Galleria Nazionale, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and Teatro Farnese, which wow the visitors with their interesting exhibits. Th...Read more
  8. Museo Diocesano

    Museum, Palace, Tourist Center

    This museum is located within the cellar of a former bishop’s palace. A trip to this museum won’t take much time. If you are visiting the cathedral of Parma, from there you can walk down to the museum. A visit to the museum will show that the place houses the statues from the cathedral of Parma. You also get to see the early Christian mosaic, discovered from under the earth of Piazz...Read more