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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 yesterday

Visited her using the Omni card, which gives front of the line access, and is well worth it. The building was beyond any expectations I had. I won't even try to describe the architecture and art on display. I would suggest if it isn't on...More

Thank James_hamilton44
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful Basilica with so much history. Lovely paintings and architecture. We were completely amazed with the sheer size. Fabulous gold ceilings. We went early in the morning so did not experience crowds.

Thank morag550
Reviewed 2 days ago

Few people know, but this is the cathedral of Rome (Saint Peter does not belong to Rome). The church is grandiose, from the facade, to the floor (cosmatesque style) to the column. Borromini's genius was at work here, and it is funny to know that...More

Thank Salgari7777
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is the oldest of and has precedence among the four papal major basilicas, all of which are in Rome, because it is the oldest church in the West and houses the cathedra of the Roman Pontiff (Pope). There are stunning statues. Highly Recommended.

Thank ShahinAShahi
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful Basilica which contains a lot of interesting artifacts and hosts important ceremonies. The interior is awash with stunning architecture and paintings.A must see when in Rome.

Thank frac38
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not only beautiful but jam packed with history. It really helped to have an excellent guide who was able to explain some of the architectural features and a bit of its long history. One of the major Cathedrals in Rome and of particular significance to...More

Thank Paulette D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most huge and beautiful place in Rome. Beauty both on the outside and inside. The entrance was free of charge but you have to pass security control before getting inside

Thank Giorgi S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cathedral is breath taking. A big beatiful piazza opens up for the church. Sunday at four pm there was no que. Amazing architectual skills are shown here, and world art to recognice is to be seen everywhere. The cathedral still got some of its...More

Thank Andsand2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano is very easy to locate on Piazza Di Porta San Giovanni In the wondrous Monti District in an area of outstanding architecture and teeming with pubs, bars and restaurants and a major tourist destination. This, and not St Peter's...More

1  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing, solemn, well-kept and less crowded than St. Peter, This is Rome's true Basilica and home Rome's Vicar. And it is conveniently located near the metro

Thank Marcello B
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Crystal H
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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