Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In LateranoCurrently Closed
- 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
Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In Laterano - Review
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 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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Arcibasilica Di San Giovanni In Laterano, Rome Reviews
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.
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.
The BEST church in Rome!! From outside, you would think just another church with fancy ceiling art work. WRONG! The moment I walked in..... only one word to describe ... "WOW"!!! Inside is just like a museum! Many different rooms for services. There is a self-guided tour outside courtyard with small fee. There are different statues inside the church. The detail of all the decorations are fascinating. There is gifts shop inside the church. I know... it is so commercial. That is why I said it is more like a museum than church. If you only have time to see one church, THIS GOT TO BE IT!! You will not regret, after seeing this church, all other churches won't impress you anymore.
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.
This is the true mother church of Rome and the Catholic Church, though often overshadowed by St Peter's Basilica. This is the seat of the Bishop of Rome, i.e. the Pope. It is filled with larger-than-life statues of the apostles flanking the narthex. Easily accessible via San Giovanni Metro Station.