Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In LateranoCurrently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
- Address: Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, 4, Roma, Italy, Rome
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: +39-0669886493
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
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.
- Modest dressing is recommended.
- Do not photograph without permission.
- Entry is free
- Cloister: 2 Euros
- Cloister: 09.00 am to 06.00 pm
- Museum of the Basilica: from 10.00 to 17.30
- Bus 16, 51, 81, 85, 87, 650, 655, 673, Subway line Anagnina Battisitini- stop S. Giovanni
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52.84% of people who visit Rome include Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In Laterano in their plan
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36.61% of people start their Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In Laterano visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In Laterano
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Spectacular church. The pope's church. Extremely beautiful arch-basilica. This is a can't miss visit while in Rome. Free entry. Incredible architecture and frescos. Truly a monumental place to visit. Plenty of restaurants nearby and easy to get to by bus or subway.
Magnificent church, the arresting atmosphere of which is somewhat tainted by the plastic chairs in place of pews. Better if the cavernous space had been left empty, as churches originally were.
If you want to see how grand a church can be then this is one to visit. The Cathedral of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran, is the cathedral of Rome and the seat of the bishop of Rome (the Pope). It's a good walk out of town but entry is free and queues short. The nearest metro is San Giovanni. Well worth a visit.
Totally amazing cathedral. I'd say one of the best in Rome. Wonderful artworks inside. Statues, paintings, frescoes. Entry is free. Once there make sure to visit the Cloister. They charge a small fee but the real antique findings are there. I tried to post videos but for some reasons G didn't allow them.
The Apostolic statues, the quiet apses (radiating chapels) on both sides of the nave, the beautifully ornamented altar and Byzantine-style mosaics, dome paintings, treasury room and cloister... this Basilica never fails to amaze the beholder wherever one is in this spiritual complex. This is an essential part of the history and legacy of the Papal State that you should not miss when visiting Rome! Conveniently located near the San Giovanni underground station.