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Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano

Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 774 0021
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“roman house” (100 reviews)
“mithraic temple” (96 reviews)
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Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome, Italy
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"roman house"
in 100 reviews
"mithraic temple"
in 96 reviews
"current church"
in 55 reviews
"three layers"
in 46 reviews
"roman street"
in 27 reviews
"early christian church"
in 27 reviews
"present church"
in 25 reviews
"fourth century"
in 24 reviews
"below ground"
in 30 reviews
"interesting church"
in 31 reviews
"lasagna"
in 36 reviews
"century ad"
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"different levels"
in 33 reviews
"old church"
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"roman history"
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"well worth the visit"
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"excavations"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful basilica covering 4th century church with frescos, and 1st century Mithraeum and Roman house, with fresh spring. A lot of history for 10€!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have never been to a Basilica till the time I visited Vatican, What a place, I was almost in tears when i saw that sculpture by Michelangelo with dead body in the hand. This is the only place where he has a signature of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly fascinating experience with the right guide. To have all the layers of history explained by a knowledgeable guide makes this worthwhile. While the more visible attractions in Rome get the attention, these less well known sites are more valuable in many ways as...More

Thank William W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife had told me about this site, but I was unprepared for the emotional experience of seeing a Mithraeum in situ. I wrote my first paper as a graduate student at Yale on the Mithraic sanctuary of Dura Europos, but I had never seen...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For someone who is not religious, I sure have been to a lot of churches! This one is particularly special because it is sort of 3 in 1. It is also very beautiful and fascinating. I could have spent a lot more time here. Just...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated close to the Colosseum, this unassuming looking structure is packed with Roman history. The Basilican is situation on the foundations of a much earlier church which itself sits atop a home and commercial building from the 4th century. As with all other in Rome,...More

Thank Les N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've seen this church on a few TV docs and finally got to see it in May 2018. There is no point in visiting this church if you are NOT prepared to pay the 10EUR entrance fee to see the lower layers. It really is...More

Thank KevMull
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s still an active church and there is no entrance fee. Just a walking distance away from Colosseum and has amazing artworks! Ensure to dress modestly.

Thank Yuliana H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an historic church from the early days of the church; Indeed it was built over a pagan mithraeum, and underneath the main church are several levels of ancient worship sites, both Christian and pagan. The entire complex is easily visited, and should not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from the colloseum to this church. It is free to enter the upper church. Inside is very dark so we couldn't get good pictures. We didn't go tot the lower church (excavations site) since it cost 10 euro to enter. This church is...More

Thank yokielisa
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bktennis
27 March 2018|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
No need, you just enter and buy the tickets, without any queues :)
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Liz S
22 February 2018|
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Response from Claire R | Reviewed this property |
I suffer with back problems and managed to get down to the oldest level.The most steps are at the entrance probably around twenty steps but they are wide and well built and there are good handrails. If you take it steady im... More
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Patty A
12 November 2017|
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Response from Ami L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can just show up and tour the site. It's well worth it. We loved the underground aqueduct and the experience of walking on the ground level floor built before 69AD. Also, we were just there and there were some... More
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