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Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem

Piazza Santa Croce, Rome, Italy
06 70.61.30.53
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Ranked #72 of 687 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:45 pm
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The church is quite old in appearance and inside was quite crowded due to two tour buses that had arrived. The replicas of famous relics were interesting including wooden piece of the cross, shroud, crucifix and a small homage to a child.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our hotel was joined to this lovely place. Please visit to view beautiful ceilings. At the rear are relics of the cross, supposedly.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Here is the place to see part of the holy Cross and other reliques . Also the blue of the cupola is very particular . Beautiful church just a few steps from San Giovanni in Laterano Cathedral

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Makati, Philippines
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126 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The facade of this beautiful baroque church is very impressive. Though there are other churches in Rome that have more remarkable interiors, this spot is worth a visit.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very good old church, restructured. church property is turned to a good hotel. beautiful front facade.

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London, United Kingdom
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were group of friends, who went 10 days road trip through all Italy. This was one of our destination to see.... I believe this attraction has some historical meaning, but overall, skipped if you want, nothing special to see...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We ended up visiting this because it was in our tour line, and what a surprise... It's just beautiful. You gotta love the facade!

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LAND O LAKES
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Visited this church the evening before the festivities of making two popes, saints. It was very busy and a wedding happening. Wonderful interior and artifacts. Sign indicated no photos. OK then, switched to the role of the faithful only to find out they had run out of candles. Still a great church to see if in the area of San... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

not only the Basilica but the ancient orchard the fratelli grow beside are places to visit and enjoy. The orchard by italian paessaggista Paolo Pejrone is one of the most wonderful gardens I've ever been. It's included in his gardening book: Il Giardino degli Orti Felici. Beautiful!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The seasoned traveler is very familiar with the major basilica's to be found in Rome-St Mary Major, St Paul Outside the Walls, the venerable St Peter's, and St. John Lateran just to name a few. Yet, in the neighborhood of St John Lateran, just down the street, is the ancient basilica of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce) in Jerusalem. The... More 

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