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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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Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I have been to Rome a number of times, this is the first time I visited this basilica. This is one of the 4 papal basilicas of Rome and not to be missed. If you could get hold of the documentary, St Peter's and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m still in awe of the details of this church. The statues are so grand a day the story behind them is even better! I would recommend getting a tour guide so you don’t miss any details. The information they provided just helps further understand...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Papal Archbasilica have the most beautiful sculptures I have ever seen in a church. The apostles have a stronger and sometimes younger look than one could expect, but it does not affect their beauty. The whole experience inside the Archbasilica was very special and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This should be on everybody’s Rome list of things that must be seen The basilica is simply breathtaking, the architecture and its historic significance are overwhelming, there is something that sets this apart from even St. Peter’s It seems to be forgotten against the grandeur...More

Thank mark s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do make the effort to visit this amazing basilica - the base for the very first pope. It has larger than life sculptures of the Apostles which are amazing and the lofty heights of the arches and ceiling are wonderful. A calm and inspiring palce.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many beautiful churches in Rome but this one is exceptional with a warm and friendly atmosphere. There are some impressive statues of the Apostles and there is a beautifully decorated ceiling. Mass was being said during our visit which added to the atmosphere...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the Archbasilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, pausing to admire the dazzling gold mosaic of the Tricino Leoniano, the portion of wall from Pope Leo III’s 8th Century dining hall. Inside. The basilica came just short of over-the-top. Multicolored marble – rich...More

Thank Sandy S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral of Rome (which I learnt was here and not St Peters) is one of the most stunning buildings I have seen. It was so peaceful and had plenty of things to see. The audio guide was really informative and easy to use. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to St Peters the day before I was not sure I wanted to visit another church, but this is hugely impressive. A massive church , but at the same time usable, with services in progress in the chapels and confession sessions taking place....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing place. How did they manage to create such magnificence. One just sits and stares at this beautiful place.

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ankenewjersey
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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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Crystal H
22 July 2017|
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Response from MThompsonTX | Reviewed this property |
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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