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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
+39 06 6988 6433
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Reviewed yesterday

if you pass there you must see the Scala sainta, the basilica it self is very beautiful and deserve a visit

Thank Wissam W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Free entrance to this and well worth a visit as the decor inside is stunning. Near a very busy roundabout so watch out if crossing roads!

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place not while waiting for the Museo Storico Della Liberazione di Roma to reopen after the lunch period, had no idea what it was and wandered in. I was blown away by the sheer scale of the statues and artworks, they...More

Thank Hannah D
Reviewed 5 days ago

WOW! Probably the most amazing church we visited last week (St. Peter's is in a different class). From the Bronze doors taken from the ancient Roman Senate to the frescoes, paintings, mosaics, tile work and pure majesty of the building...blown away. DO NOT MISS.

Thank zzz08
Reviewed 1 week ago

An unforgettable basilica(church). It is enourmos big with huge paintings, statues and altars. There many different small places where you can quiet down. Must see

Thank Rhodosforever
Reviewed 1 week ago

As churches go, this one is amazing. It is the cathedral of Rome, therefore the Pope's church (as bishop of Rome). Apart from St Peter's this is the most stunning church I have visited.

Thank Colin_Cameron1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Known as the mother of all churches in Rome, San Giovanni in Laterano did not disappoint. One of the oldest Basilicas and it was stunning. Security bag check on entry. Well worth a visit.

Thank Karla B
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit the St. John Basilica of St John Lateran, you should remember: St. John Lateran is considered as first among the basilicas in Rome with the title of "Archbasilica" and is the seat of the Bishop of Rome. The other basilicas in Rome...More

Thank mcarr0ll27
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of a kind art history. Not one for "art museums" - however the magnificence of beauty here was breathtaking. Do go in.

Thank venusenrique57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Few people know that this is by importance the Nr.1 Church in Rome and Catholic world. It is the oldest one of 4 Papal Churches in Rome, and this is the Rome's Cathedral, the seat of Roman Diocese. Therefore, it's superior in terms of importance...More

Thank B1714D
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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
Darin R
14 May 2017|
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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.
1 December 2016|
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Response from Sarah D | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, It is very likely that it will be open on new years day. As for mass etc, I would look up local customs for times. I found the following information in the tripadvisor forum regarding Rome on New Years so hope this... More