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Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6433
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Known to be the first church in Christendom, this church belongs to the Vatican and has the privileges of extraterritoriality.
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Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 6988 6433
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An unforgettable basilica(church). It is enourmos big with huge paintings, statues and altars. There many different small places where you can quiet down. Must see

Thank Rhodosforever
Reviewed 4 days ago

As churches go, this one is amazing. It is the cathedral of Rome, therefore the Pope's church (as bishop of Rome). Apart from St Peter's this is the most stunning church I have visited.

Thank Colin_Cameron1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Known as the mother of all churches in Rome, San Giovanni in Laterano did not disappoint. One of the oldest Basilicas and it was stunning. Security bag check on entry. Well worth a visit.

Thank Karla B
Reviewed 4 days ago

When you visit the St. John Basilica of St John Lateran, you should remember: St. John Lateran is considered as first among the basilicas in Rome with the title of "Archbasilica" and is the seat of the Bishop of Rome. The other basilicas in Rome...More

Thank mcarr0ll27
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of a kind art history. Not one for "art museums" - however the magnificence of beauty here was breathtaking. Do go in.

Thank venusenrique57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Few people know that this is by importance the Nr.1 Church in Rome and Catholic world. It is the oldest one of 4 Papal Churches in Rome, and this is the Rome's Cathedral, the seat of Roman Diocese. Therefore, it's superior in terms of importance...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to make a line to visit this gorgeous Basilica. It won't be crowded for sure, and you will see magnificent interiors. It has wonderful statues, paintings, and many artistic gems inside. A must visit! :)

Thank Amarianir
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to fully appreciate the history of Rome and the Catholic Church without a visit to this Papal Cathedral on the near south side of Rome, adjacent to a metro station. Beautiful place.

Thank jef-ind
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive interior just as many other churches in Rome. It is a bit out of the way but worth the visit if you are anywhere close.

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting church. Busy. Wonderful statues, paintings, outside has an interesting piazza with baptistery.

Thank craftycrafter
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Crystal H
21 July 2017|
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Response from MThompsonTX | Reviewed this property |
The guidelines as I remember them, suggest dresses and covered arms, no bare arms for woman. We were there in the winter so it was not an issue. There are specific guidelines for summer attire. I would check the pertinent... More
Darin R
13 May 2017|
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Response from Martin F | Reviewed this property |
There is a fragment from the table of the Last supper with Jesus Christ. The statues of the apostles is awesome.
30 November 2016|
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Response from Sarah D | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, It is very likely that it will be open on new years day. As for mass etc, I would look up local customs for times. I found the following information in the tripadvisor forum regarding Rome on New Years so hope this... More