Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In Laterano, Rome
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Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In Laterano, Rome - Address, Phone Number
Address: Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, 4, Roma, Italy
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
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Famous as the very first church of the Christendom, Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterno lies in the city of Rome but belongs to Vatican City and enjoys the privileges of extra-territoriality. It was commissioned in 324 AD by Emperor Constantine. Until late 14th century, the church was the prime place of worship for the Pope.
Refurbished many times, the statues of Christ and St. John the Baptist, St John the Evangelist and the 12 Apostles are worth observing. The bronze doors, the facade and the holy door add a distinct hue to the structure. Plan a trip to Rome to see the mosaic floor, the central nave and the cloister exhibit some beautiful art works worth looking at!
Today, it serves as the official cathedral of Rome and the pope’s seat as the Bishop of the city.
Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In Laterano Information
- Modest dressing is recommended.
- Do not photograph without permission.
Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In Laterano Ticket Prices
- Entry is free
- Cloister: 2 Euros
Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In Laterano Opening and Closing Hours
- Cloister: 09.00 am to 06.00 pm
- Museum of the Basilica: from 10.00 to 17.30
How To reach Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In Laterano by Public Transport
- Bus 16, 51, 81, 85, 87, 650, 655, 673, Subway line Anagnina Battisitini- stop S. Giovanni
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This is actually the oldest of the four Papal basilicas in Rome and the official cathedral of the Pope. However there are few tourists compared to St Peter's basilica. There is a tent which acts as the security checkpoint with no queue on a sunny Monday afternoon in September. It is a lovely building though located at a busy traffic and metro intersection. The grand interior has large statues of the twelve Apostles on the sides with lots of neoclassical touches such as the pillars.
Basilica was actually destroyed by the reconstructions of XVI-XVII centuries. Fortunately, cloister preserved it's original appearance. In the cloister you are going to find the funeral slab of John Gold, English mercenary captain of XIV century famous for his dramatic love story with Italian woman. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo.
Impressive basilica. The interior is decorated with immense detail and love. Not many tourists go here, so definitely take a look. It's right next to the metro station.
Simply jaw dropping. Don't go to Rome and not incorporate this sacred basilica. Leo 13th is buried here and the doors have salvaged from the Roman forum, otherwise they probably would have been lost. To note, Catholic places have a norm for modesty.
Beautiful! A stunning Basilica very well worth a visit. It well portrays the wealth, power (and extravagance?) of the church.
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