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Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Address: Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06.698.86433
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Known to be the first church in Christendom, this church belongs to...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Owner description: Known to be the first church in Christendom, this church belongs to the Vatican and has the privileges of extraterritoriality.
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Kozani, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

i was ammazed to be found inside such a church!!!amazing,every corner,everything inside was magnificent!!everyone should visit!!!

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

centre of catholic faith, near bus stop and metro line. a few metees from the Scala sancta. A must for every catholi to vist. good bus link to St mary major

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

loved the statues of the apostles it is worth the trip outside the walls of Rome incredible to see the place where the first Popes walked

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see in this Basilica including a lovely statue that the Pope gave to his congregation for Christmas 2014. The Sacred Stairs were interesting and I really appreciated going into the Sanctum Sanctorum - Holy of Holies. A very special place, especially for Catholics like myself.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I'd read the reviews of the San Giovanni in Laterano and it certainly didn't disappoint. The stature and magnificence of the interior is really impressive. My wife also rated this above all the other cathedrals that we saw in Italy although there were quite a few other impressive ones.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We visited many churches in Rome and were awed by the magnificent art - paintings, mosaics, statues. It is like visiting religious art museums; the artwork tells stories from the Old and New Testaments. Our visit was just after Christmas and we saw many lovely nativities. I think my favorite may have been the one in the Basilica of San... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Incredible art adorns every part of this church and it is easier to get to than many of the other wonderful churches within the old walls of Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Ceiling, walls, glass and so on....everything is just amazing! It is so big! Everything is so beautiful that you just keep saying WOOOW and I'm not kidding. You need to see it, it's gorgeous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This majestuous church is worth entering into just because of the ceiling, which is not that far from the beauty of the Sistine Chapel

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Rome and well worth a visit for its quiet and calm compared to the queues and hustle & bustle of St Peters. The over-life size statues of the Apostles are stunning. Terrific architecture and space for quiet and contemplation. Just a few minutes walk from the San Giovanni metro station on lineA and... More 

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