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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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Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We received a tip from a friend to visit this place and we were not disapointed. First walking in to a small beautiful church from 12th century but that is not all. In a room they are selling tickets for 10€/person if you wish to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are near the Colloseum take a short walk across the street to Basilica of San Celemente. You have the Basilica of St Clement constructed in the twelfth century sitting on top of the original Basilica referred to by St Jerome in 392AD. Underneath...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This relatively small basilica is worth a peep just for the art and history of the current building, but it hides the incredible secret of 2000 years of ancient history in three lower levels excavated by an amazingly historically astute Irish priest who was a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 707babygrand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the off the beaten path basilica's that you can find. They are everywhere in Rome. We heard about it from a friend who listened to Travel with Rick Steves. Definitely glad we got to go. The first level is a catholic...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DerrickintheKeys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

you are in rome: perfect combination of excavation and church. archeology and religion. make sure you check the times before you show up and it is 10 euros. not available on the roma card you need to see all of it! for me the last...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank julievideo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You cannot take pictures inside this beautiful Basilica but admission is free for the Basilica only. It is a 10 Euro admission fee for a self tour of the historic underground and it is interesting but flawed. You get to see part of a 3rd...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Basilica of San Clemente is truly one not to be missed. The incredible history that is packed into its three levels is amazing and it is very interesting learning about the history of the churches. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank masterbuilder07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church is free to enter but there us a 10 euro ticket price to go in the excavated part where you can investigate the older church and then even further down the even older first century mithraeum used by the cult of mithras. Also...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Amazing four-Level opportunity to see pre-Christian worship under beautiful eleventh-century mosaics!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019

We had visited San Clemente years ago on our own and enjoyed the experience, but this place is so full of history ,we thought we should use a guide this time. Our guide from More of Rome was great. The hours flew by. We would...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Resort266574
September 23, 2018|
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Response from hjtwsm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we went on a guided tour with a company called "The Roman Guy". The guide was an archaeologist and spoke perfect English, she also took us to the original paving on the Via Appia and The Catacombs.. I suggest you... More
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June 3, 2018|
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Response from BenMidland | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but only the main level. The different levels under the basilica are only accessible by steep stairs. Proper shoes are recommended and there is a dress code. Good Luck!
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bktennis
March 27, 2018|
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Response from tracycX5536IV | Reviewed this property |
No you can pay in the Church
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