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“Accidental Wonder” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

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 733 Attractions in Rome
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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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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“Accidental Wonder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Didn't know the history or importance of this church. It is the Archbasilica of Rome and is MORE important to the church than St Peters. The pope MUST officiate church here before he is considered the "official" head of the Catholic Church. Beautiful and impressive.

Visited October 2012
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The original Vatican. Amazing. Its not a main tourist attraction but should be. The area and the Vatican is a place where you can admire the art and just spend a quiet day.

Visited December 2012
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“Huge!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

A massive and wonderful church. Catch it during the lunch periods or early mornings to avoid the crowds and photo takers!

Visited November 2012
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“Very old, Very big, Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This was just about the first church in Rome in the 4C and the size and grandeur reflect the early popes living here. Lots of memorable features and beauty to admire.

Visited November 2012
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“Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

It's huge and full of history... Even from the outside as well as inside...a definite must see while visiting Rome

Visited December 2012
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