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Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano

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Address: Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Constructed between 1110 and 1130, this church of San Clemente is not one,...

Constructed between 1110 and 1130, this church of San Clemente is not one, but three churches built one above the other, with ruins dating from the earliest Christian times.

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We really enjoyed our visit, so much history and not very crowded. We visited while walking out to San Giovanni.

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We really enjoyed our visit, so much history and not very crowded. We visited while walking out to San Giovanni.

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The church is beautiful but so are many in Rome. The excavations are the main attraction here. The cliche of the "Roman archeological lasagne" is actually very apt. Seeing this site helps to understand the other major sites such as the forum.

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Beautiful. Nice visit with my family. Off the tourist trail. Not much more to say about it but TripAdvisor wants 100 characters!

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There are literally hundreds of church's you can visit, each more ornate then the next but this is different than all the rest. Its actually 3 churches , the last church was recently discover 20's and has been well preserved. The story goes the priest though he was going crazy, he keep hearing running water beneath the church, walking distances... More 

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Very beautiful Cathedral. Inlaid gold everywhere. May time to go to visit this site. Well worth the visit.

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As if the existing 11th C church was not enough to hypnotise the eye with its blazing, whirling mosaic apse, you can travel down through history to its 4thC predecessor immediately under the floor, and then down again to the Roman manufacturing complex which occupied the site in the 1stC, with a temple to Mithras next door, and stream babbling... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a bus stop very close to this Basilica. The ceiling in particular is very beautiful and ornate. It took us so long to walk around, at every turn there was something to wonder at - the Statues and especially the Paintings.

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This is the most important Basilica in Rome for all Slavic people, as inside, in one of the chapels to the right of the altar is the tomb of Saint Cyril - together with St. Methodius they were hired by Byzantine emperor to create the first Slavic alphabet (Glagolic), which was adopted by Bulgaria in mid 9th century AD. In... More 

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I had visited Rome several time in the past, but during my visit in March 2017 I had the pleasure of visiting San Clemente for the first time. Rome is fully of many truly amazing churches and it is not possible to visit them all unless you are there for an extended time. But I highly recommend that you prioritize... More 

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Rome is such a city with levels of civilization that most Americans really can't comprehend---except if you go to church/site that has been used since 300 AD--church on top, to church underneath, to pagan site and roman ruins under that. Did not do a tour --but bought entrance to this site--would be neat to have an archeologist take you through... More 

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