Strada Della Certosa, 20 - 43122 - Parma (PR)
Phone: +39 0521498401
from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm; Saturday and festivities from 9am to 12pm. Please note: the Charterhouse hosts the training school for prison warders, for further information call them directly.
A reservation is mandatory for groups of over 20 people.
Nothing remains of the structure established in 1285 by the Carthusian Order where 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 sacristy 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 Guards.