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Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 686 attractions in Rome
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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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

probably the best church in Rome.. anyway the one that surpised me the most. You don't know where to look at.. it is outrageously beautiful!!! take your time. sit down and breath. the magnificence of this place will fill you!

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Like St. Peters, having all the elements including the centrally placed baldacchino, only smaller and somehow more accessible.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If for nothing else, this beautiful basilica holds the doors that once stood at the Curia Romana, probably from the 3rd century AD. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

From the outside it looks like nothing, but once inside and into the catacombs, it is so much more than it seems on the outside and it is not mentioned in many guidebooks.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Stunning Basillica which is the Cathedral of Rome and in the 14 Century was the main Popes Cathedral before St Peters. Has the original Roman doors from the Senate Building in the Forum. Well worth a visit.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Solemn surrounding even if lots of tourists visit the place. Great architecture just like the other churches in Rome.

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Not so famous as San Pietro,or San Paolo basilique,la Basilica di San Giovanni,could be very impresive for those who appreciatee the BAROQUE style! Look the photos;indeed amaizing!

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Göteborg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The paintings in this church ar fantastic and you can stay there a long time admiring all the interiior

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Baumholder, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a must see in Rome!! There are tourists there but it is not so overrun by them that you can't enjoy yourself while taking in all the artwork and statues.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

St John in Lateran was the primary basilica in Christendom before St Peters. That plus it's location in the centre of Rome, makes it a must for many visit to Rome.

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