Church of St Alessandro

Vicolo S. Alessandro, 1 - 43121 - Parma (PR)

Phone: +39 0521231169

Opening times

from Monday to Saturday 7.30am – 12pm and 3pm – 6pm, on Sunday 3pm – 6pm


free entrance

Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro


Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro interno

The church, existing already in 837, was rebuilt in 1527 on a project by Bernardino Zaccagni.
The interior was completely modified in 1622 by Giovan Battista Magnani, who created one of the most meaningful works of the late Mannerism in Parma, giving it the shape of the arch of triumph and adorning it with precious marbles, in a mix of architectural and pictorial features.

From this point of view the high altar is very important for the peculiarity of the sketch and the great variety of marbles used.
The bell tower too (1626) is by Giovan Battista Magnani, while the facade has been remade in neoclassic style in 1784.

The interior has only a nave with daring architectural perspectives with figures and angels in the central panels. The nave is by Michael Colonna (1625). The body of Saint Alexander is kept in the urn of the high altar, where the copper and silver tabernacle is also by Magnani. The dome was frescoed in 1627 by Alexander Tiarini.