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Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano

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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.
Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 774 0021
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An amazing church and archeological site. To go under the main church and travel down through history to find two churches underneath is history come to life. The main church has great mosaics and a peaceful feel, but it as you go below that you...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The church itself is beautiful and in the baroque style. A bouncer thug may try and persuade you not to take photos. If you dont use flash hide the camera. There are postcards in the shop too. But this not just another church, this is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most big cities (and even more, big old cities), Rome has lost of construction and renovation projects going on. We were a bit sad when we arrived at San Clemente at the end of our first full day in Rome to discover that the...More

Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it is considered an important Roman basilica, I find it curiously uninspiring, just a huge lifeless box without much to recommend it, either inside or out.

Thank majorbace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rome continues to fascinate me in that someany buildings were simply built over top of to create the wonderful city that it is today. This is worth an hour or so detour from the nearby Colluseum. In the oldest unearthed section marvel at how Ancient...More

1  Thank MaxwellWade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Basilica of San Clemente sounds like just another church, but it proved to be the most unusual, exciting church we visited on our recent tour of Italy. Our last day in Rome began with an early morning trip to the Coliseum, but we were...More

Thank travelingrandmere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to visit... a definite must-see. Make sure to cover your shoulders, and no short shorts to enter. Otherwise, this is a FREE place to go to see how the city of Rome was built on many layers. The church itself...More

1  Thank Meg C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On all my previous visits to Rome I’ve never managed to see San Clemente. The church is situated a short walk from the crowds around the Colosseum. The medieval basilica is decorated with fine mosaics. For a small fee you can visit the earlier fourth...More

1  Thank Keith A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though the surroundings and entrance seem quite drab, just open the doors to be transported into this spectacular and shining 12th century basilica. This church is a microcosm of history. From its golden mosaiced and frescoes ceilings down through the ages you can descend until...More

Thank Karen V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not too many tourists know about this since there were no queues and even though the floors and tunnels under the newest church were partly quite small we had good space to wander around. I do think 10€ is a bit pricey just to get...More

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23 September 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
3 June 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!
27 March 2018|
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Response from Tracy C | Reviewed this property |
No you can pay in the Church