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LATERAN BAPTISTERY

It is also known as San Giovanni in Fonte al Laterano. This is the oldest monumental baptistery... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
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Wonderful Sunny Sunday Main church was not opened, instead we visited Battistero Nice Main entrance... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

It is also known as San Giovanni in Fonte al Laterano. This is the oldest monumental baptistery Constantine built it around 325 AD. It was an immersion baptismal font. The font rests in the center of the building, surrounded by a number of columns. Legend...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful Sunny Sunday Main church was not opened, instead we visited Battistero Nice Main entrance room; roof art/paints, columns are magnificent

Thank Felipe S
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic little church to the rear of the larger Church. We went here because My wife wanted to visit but was Glad we did. The interior art work was fantastic and the baptismal font was quite spectacular compared to those in other churches across town.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Today's Lateran Baptistery is housed in one of the structures of the Fausta spa house, wife of emperor Constantine. Of the original Roman structure today remain: - the monumental entrance with two splendid porphyry red columns that emperor Constantine removed from the temple of Venus...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This baptistery is known by the name of San Giovanni in Fonte, dates from the time of Emperor Constantine and was located in the Domus Faustae, the residence of the emperor's second wife. This octagonal baptistery was built by Constantine in 315-324 as the place...More

Thank R K
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The Lateran Baptistry is a domed octagonal structure with an impressive interior. Well worth a stop. It stands behind and apart from the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. This baptistery was founded by Pope Sixtus III in 440. This baptistry was for many generations...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This baptistery, even for those who know little about the history of architecture, still appears to be a unique monument for antiquity and grandeur. But who knows better its genesis, will appreciate it further. It has been built immediately after the edict of Constantine, which...More

Thank Brun066
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The only baptistery in Rome is behind the Lateran cathedral. I think this is the oldest baptistery .

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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Very close to the Basilica so it is probably often overlooked. Beautiful little building. Well little being relative. No cost to enter.

Thank John L
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was one of the most ornate baptisteries we visited while in Italy. It is easily accessible on foot or via public transport and there is no entry fee. The central baptismal font alone is worth visiting here for. It won't take up much of...More

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