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The Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (Latin: Basilica Sanctae Crucis in Hierusalem, Italian: Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and titular church in rione Esquilino, Rome, Italy. It is one of the Seven...more
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Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

We just about passed on visiting this church since there are so many churches in Rome to see. Once we found out about the relics of the Cross, Crown of Thorns and a copy of the Shroud of Turin, we had to visit. The chance...More

1  Thank Glenda D
Reviewed May 25, 2018

This was our first stop on our day of churches and what a way to begin the day! The church is off the beaten path with fewer visitors than you will find at some of the more famous churches. As with most churches, it is...More

1  Thank KitDuluCa
Reviewed May 11, 2018

This beautiful church is a must, they have religious relics that can be viewed, round the corner from St. John in the Lateran and well worthy of the stroll,

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

A real life experience to see closely the relics of the Passion, the Wooden scripture written by Poncius Pilate himself which was nailed on top of the cross, a big wooden piece of the cross itself, one of the nails, thorns from the crown-of-thorns, and...More

1  Thank ManoloTravel
Reviewed March 19, 2018

The relics of the cross kept here were interesting to look at even for a non religious person like me. The church is also not very crowded which makes it a nice place to admire.

1  Thank Tauri V
Reviewed February 27, 2018

This is one of the basilicas in Rome constructed during the time of Emperor Constantine (4th century). It is said to have been built on top of the former residence of the Mother Empress herself, Helen (Constantine's mother). The place is just a few minutes...More

3  Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Amazing relics (and for free to view them!) which included a piece of the one true cross, two thorns from Jesus’ crown, a piece of wood with Pilate’s judgment, doubting thomas’ finger bone, and a couple of other items. It is up to you to...More

3  Thank Diseree D
Reviewed October 5, 2017

This church is attached to our hotel - and still used daily for service and weddings - which is one of the best things about it since it has been there for a good long time! Just take a look - its free - it...More

Thank platinumpea
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We were told whilst purchasing tickets for the courtyard for St John in the Lateran that we could also visit this place where some worshippers 'climb' the three stairways in search of redemption for their sins-there is also a staircase where you can walk the...More

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

A hidden treasure very close to basilica san giovanni in laterano.Very touching atmosphere. Beatiful items

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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April 26, 2017|
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Is it necessary to book a tour?
August 29, 2015|
Response from Irene W | Reviewed this property |
I did not visit the Trevi fountain but I was at the Colosseum and caught a tram route #3 from there (about 5 stops) to the Basilica. Public transport is great in Rome so you should have no problems getting from one site to... More