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Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome, Italy
06.698.86433
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Ranked #2 of 739 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: Basilica of St. John Lateran   (San Giovanni in Laterano)  Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, 4  Transport:  Metro: line A - San Giovanni Tram : #3... more »
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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Yes!,another "must see" in Rome. Just walk in and out and around in marvel at the gracious beauty. How great that this is so well preserved for all to appreciate.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Massive structure and very tranquil compared to St. Peter's. I liked the statues of the apostles at both sides of the nave

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Incline Village, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful! Free entry! Easy access from metro station. This is a must see. We were at the Arcibasilica around 1pm on Wednesday. Very few people were there, so perfect timing. Loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend to go due to the sheer size of it. The gardens outside are lovely. I have fond memories of going to this church

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

So much beautiful art and history to see. I especially liked the very large statues of the Apostles - especially Bartholomew - he was skinned alive when martyred and held a piece of his skin in his hands with the face of Christ. There was no negative at this beautiful Basilica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

First of all dress code no bare shoulders for men or women but of course in Rome there are a few guys outside selling shawls for just a few euros. Shorts it seems are whoever is in charge that day. I believe this is the official Church of the Archbishop of Rome. The earliest building began between the1st and 4th... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favourite buildings in Rome - looks pretty spectacular especially when approaching from the San Giovanni Metro station at night! Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were staying not far from here and this was not mentioned in our AA guide book as a must see nor did the hotel highlight it on the map they gave us! But this is a MUST see church. We went inside when a mass was underway, which was amazing. The architecture is incredible and we found out that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A surprise which left us kind of confused. The main church is nice enough on its own though the surprise is underneath. There are so many different structures on top of each other you get lost in what was added when (1st century arches, filled in after a 4th century earthquake with 19th century ceilings made during the excavations underneath... More

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Lapeer, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is just a stunning basilica. Home to the popes before St. Peter's basilica was built. it's one of the must see's of Rome that's not so touristy.

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