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Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6433
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Known to be the first church in Christendom, this church belongs to the Vatican and has the privileges of extraterritoriality.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“holy stairs” (95 reviews)
“scala santa” (62 reviews)
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Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome, Italy
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"beautiful church"
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"holy stairs"
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"scala santa"
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"mother church"
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"important church"
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"st john"
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"bronze doors"
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"major basilicas"
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"worth a visit"
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"peter's basilica"
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Reviewed yesterday

This beautiful church is also one of the papal basilica in Rome. The floor are gorgeous. In the upper cage there are two silver statues of St. Peter and Paul. There is also a beautiful statue of St. John the baptist.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

2018/4/20 Must do : massive statues inside, very high ceiling, unbelievably big and impressive Nave is outstanding Lots of pope Rest In Peace in that basilica

Thank Plisch
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This church was recommended by lonely planet as worth a visit and as it was close by we thought we would walk along for a look ... it is quite spectacular really and we are pleased we made the effort ...

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not necessarily on the English-speaking visitor circuit, if you like a good cathedral then make the effort. Housing a formidable history, the modern Basilica is a stunning example of its kind, full of soaring ceilings, stained glass and marble statuary. The many alcoves offer chances...More

Thank MissAnd123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to see the ceilings and frescos and did not leave disappointed. Next door is the Sacred Steps. When you visit here don't forget to go behind the church on the right for the baptistry. After visiting the baptistry look at the obelisk n...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like churches this is one of the best. It’s like a mini Vatican. The paintings are amazing but the huge sculptures down both sides of the nave are truly impressive. It’s a 2 min walk from SAN Giovanni station and free entry and...More

Thank Alan H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arcibasilic di San Giovanni in Laterano is not merely a church and not merely a Basilica, it is an arch-basilica headed by an arch-priest. San Giovanni in Lateran is an enormous church and is the Cathedral of Rome and since the Pope is the bishop...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church / basilica is the oldest of the 4 pope's basilicas in Rome. It is also the Cathedral of Rome. It is domicile of the Pope as bishop of Rome. The Pope throne is also there. Inside there are fantastic statues of the 12...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance and complex is massive and the adornement is stupendous. Nothing is done by chance. I love the twelve apostle statues and how intimate you can get to them.

Thank Grant I
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a magnificent church which I think is the cathedral of Rome. If you wish to take home something religious there are two little shops inside the cathedral which sell good quality items. If you purchase holy water bottles they can be filled in...More

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ankenewjersey
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Maximilian N | Reviewed this property |
You should be able attend Mass no problem on Palm Sunday, but come earlier.
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July 21, 2017|
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The guidelines as I remember them, suggest dresses and covered arms, no bare arms for woman. We were there in the winter so it was not an issue. There are specific guidelines for summer attire. I would check the pertinent... More
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Darin R
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Response from Martin F | Reviewed this property |
There is a fragment from the table of the Last supper with Jesus Christ. The statues of the apostles is awesome.
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