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Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Open today: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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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 2 days ago via mobile

The beauty and impressiveness of this building can’t be overstated. As the official seat of the Pope in his role as Bishop of Rome, it easily rivals St. Peter’s in my opinion. Loved the figures of all the apostles. Lovely atmosphere and was nice to...More

Thank Kielfa
Reviewed 3 days ago

I really love this church, the artwork is beautiful, with multiple area's to pray in that are nice and seculded. I know a lot of people were getting turned away for their dresscode, and I feel I should have been on my first entry (like...More

Thank MysticSW
Reviewed 5 days ago

i love to be there with my mom and dad. i prepared to our all of trip to my parents. and then my parents love that place!! feels calm and thinking our life though hahah so i recommend this place!!

Thank gpekpbmgpx323
Reviewed 5 days ago

This church is one of the best in Rome. The ceilings are magnificent and the wall decorations were really nice too. I would recommend that you visit the church if you come to Rome as it's really worth it.

1  Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

very beautiful and big church. nice inside and outside. full of statues and paintings. easily accessible by metro.

1  Thank rowarowa
Reviewed 1 week ago

the place is beyond my imagination on how back then this was built and completed those romans must have been incredible thinkers well worth the queueing

1  Thank pendil1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very convenient with the subway.a very large structure.the inside was very impressive.shops has a lot of selection.do not forget the Holy Door.

1  Thank LPY39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The minite you step into it you will want to know all the history behind this amazing place. Just a small tip, put 2 € into the machine and just listen to the amazing story of the basilica it takes around 10 minutes then once...More

Thank Lara H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I tried to enter the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, on July 26. It was a very hot day - 32 degrees. I passed the police post without any interruptions however before I was able to enter the church the doorman said I was...More

2  Thank Ernesto M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is the oldest in Rome! And like all Roman churches it is free! It has amazing statues and art! Definitely worth it.

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March 15, 2018|
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Response from Maximilian N | Reviewed this property |
You should be able attend Mass no problem on Palm Sunday, but come earlier.
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July 21, 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
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May 13, 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.