Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Rome, Italy
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One of the oldest Christian churches, the first temple of Rome. In the church hierarchy, it is above all others, even above St. Peter's Basilica. Catholic hierarchs appropriated her the title of "Basilica Major", that is, "elder." She is recognized as "the main and mother of all churches." The temple appeared during the reign of Constantine under Pope Sylvester I in the 4th century A.D. Six Popes are buried in the basilica and the relics of the apostles St. Paul and St. Peter are kept.
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Address:Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 4, Roma
Phone:+39 06 6988 6433
Hours:monday: 07:00–18:30 tuesday: 07:00–18:30 wednesday: 07:00–18:30 thursday: 07:00–18:30 friday: 07:00–18:30 saturday: 07:00–18:30 sunday: 07:00–18:30


AWESOME experience. The architecture, the history... Italy is beautiful and warrants many return trips. Also, my tour guide was fabulous!


This is maybe the most beautiful christian church i've ever been to in my life! Be ready to get scan checked by the police before entering. Enjoy the beautiful artistic masterpieces of 12 apostles waiting for you inside!


Mi piace! This church is very nice and large. The security line had no waiting period and the art was amazing. The statues inside are huge and you could stare at them forever. The holy stairs were closed when I visited, so I encourage you to check th.. Read more »


Inside it is beautiful. Relics of St.Peter and St.Paul heads are found here. St.Francis of Assisi also visites the Basilica in the XIII.


Second stop after St. Pauls Basilica outside the wall. Amazing interiors and a massive structure. Make sure to dropby Scala Santa as well which is just nearby.


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