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Archaeological Area of Santa Croce in Jerusalem

Piazza di Santa Croce, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 480201
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Important to feel

The church should be visited by all who want to experience our human values. I would say take your... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Eddie S
Miami, Florida
Important for Christians

The church keeps very important relics for all Christians: a piece of the Holy Cross and well as... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2016
Montclair, New Jersey
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21 Nov 2016
“Important to feel”
9 May 2016
“Important for Christians”
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Piazza di Santa Croce, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 480201
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

The church should be visited by all who want to experience our human values. I would say take your kids and entire family and read and spend some time in the church. I would have never gone if not for my Vatican guide telling me...More

Thank Eddie S
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The church keeps very important relics for all Christians: a piece of the Holy Cross and well as the nail used to crucify Jesus...it also has a copy of the shroud of Turin. Definitely, a deep spiritual experience.

1  Thank Dukielka
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Apparently Emperor Constantine's mother went to Jerusalem in the early 300s AD. Armed with immeasurable wealth and an inquisitive nature she discovered the true cross and brought it back to Rome. Most of the cross was transferred to the Vatican but a few pieces and...More

Thank SwmGam
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This is one of those important churches with such a mixed architectural history that it seems like disconnected pieces. The external façade is by itself pleasing but unremarkable. The first thing one notices is the medieval cosmati-work pavement of the entire interior. Then the very...More

Thank kimibar
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This church is just a brief walk down Viale Carlo Felice from St. aJohn Lateran Basilica. It is a basilica in its own right, and one of the seven pilgrim churches of Rome (Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, St. John Lateran, St. Peter's, St. Paul Outside...More

1  Thank etweeden
Reviewed 6 June 2015

This church is closed from around 12:00-3:30. I arrived at 3:10 not knowing this, and sat outside for 20 minutes, but not a bad wait at all. The church itself is not overwhelmingly beautiful. It is rather small, but the relics it contains are incredible....More

Thank CardsFan9508
Reviewed 29 April 2015

What makes this church worth visiting is upstairs….holy relics and a copy of the Turin shroud. The latter is interesting even though it is merely a copy of the original in Turin (which I think you only get one chance a decade to see, so...More

Thank ooo-boogar
Reviewed 19 November 2014

We saw this area on a visit to S. Croce (which was closed for siesta), but it was not impressive compared with other areas of Rome (and this was my third trip here). Look around you and visit the musical instrument museum nearby--no crowds and...More

Reviewed 9 November 2014

To have deep reflection of His crucifixion, to visit HIS crown, nail, wooden emblen of King of Nazareth in Aramaic and the cross used by the other zealot in glass display in Santa Croce in Rome is must to see. Very solemn . Unfornately, this...More

Thank ManopelloVolto2013
Reviewed 6 July 2014

impressive church with important relics from the cross. You can get very near and feel the authentic atmosphere. Whether you are a Catholic or not, you will get impressed by the holiness of this relics.

Thank PerrySusteren
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