Church of St Mary of Angels Monastery of Clarisses

Strada Farini, 73 - 43121 - Parma (PR)

Phone: +39 0521233834

Opening times

from 18 May the church is open in the morning for the prayer of the faithful, in the afternoon it is closed. Liturgical celebrations are suspended.
the Church is open every day from 7.30am to 12.30pm and from 3pm to about 6pm (in Printemps, Summer until about 7pm). Services on weekdays at 5.30pm, on Sunday at 11.30am. It is not possible to visit the Monastery.


free entrance


The church of Saint Mary of the Angels, commonly said of the Jesus Child, featuring an arcade with domed arch and two orthogonal sides, was built on a project by architect Gian Francesco Testa between 1565-69. The rectangular interior is divided into three aisles separated by eight marble columns. The prophets, the Sibyls, the puttos on the vaults and the saints on the lunettes were painted by Giovanni Maria Conti and his apprentices. The medallions made of cloth depicting episodes of the life of Jesus and Mary, set in the vault, were decorated by Pier Antonio Bernabei in 1620.

Above the high altar, in a 17th century stucco ancon, can be admired the Pity by Sebastiano Ricci (1685-7).  The dome, depicting Mary assumption surrounded by musicians and hosanna singing angels was frescoed between 1588-89 by Giovan Battista Tinti. In the plumes the same Tinti has represented Gedeone, Moses, David and Ezekiel.