Porta San GiovanniCurrently Open
- Address: Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 00185 Roma, Italy, Rome
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Walking Area, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Porta San Giovanni - Review
This ancient structure is essentially a gate which is in the Roman Aurelian Wall. The gate derives its name from the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano or the Basilica of St. John in Laterano which is situated nearby.
The architecture is of a singular grand arch style and was dedicated originally to Pope Gregory XIII. Some popular stories regarding this arch states that the architect who designed and built it died in front of the gate of indigestion. It is also mentioned that the indigestion was brought about by watermelons.
The striking aspect about the architecture of the gate is that it does not bear any of the standard components that are visible in other gates of the city walls such as, battlements, ramparts and other defense mechanisms. This arch is rather welcoming and homely in contradiction.
How To reach Porta San Giovanni by Public Transport
- San Giovanni station
- Line A
Restaurants Near Porta San Giovanni
- Il Gelataccio – Gelateria
- desserts Sensus Restaurant – Soup kitchen
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Things to Know Before Visiting Porta San Giovanni
6.48% of people who visit Rome include Porta San Giovanni in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
38.53% of people start their Porta San Giovanni visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Porta San Giovanni
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Porta San Giovanni
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Porta San Giovanni, 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.
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.
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 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.