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Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem

Piazza Santa Croce, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #49 of 730 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This beautiful church is not on the tourist map, but should be and should also be signposted in the area. It is only a pleasant walk not far from San Giovanni in Laterano. This church holds the relics of the Crucifixion that St Helena brought back from Jerusalem. Most important were the pieces of Christ's Cross, part of Pontius Pilate's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

During our two weeks in Rome we visited 40+ churches and sites. This church is not even on the tourist map! In my opinion it should be on the top of the list for anyone wishing to be totally amazed and inspired! We loved it so much we went back later in the week. The relics from the Passion of... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The day after visiting San Giovanni we ended up here not having noted they are 10 mins walk apart. This is a less visited site but no less awesome- large , beautifully decorated and with a real sense of history. Watch the opening times and be sure to visit the chapel of Antoinetta Meo

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Anxious to see it but missed it twice. Once because we did not know it closes from 1 to 3 PM or thereabouts and the second trip we lost time because we had a flight delay. So another excuse to return to Rome. We walked to it from St. John Lateran and could not enter. So we went off to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This church is a bit of a walk from the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, and to say the least, the walk is uneventful along the way and even feels a bit unsavory in spots, but we did not feel unsafe. Nevertheless, the fact that this hallowed basilica is pretty much not even included on most tourists' maps, it is... More

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