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Archaeological Area of Santa Croce in Jerusalem

#380 of 1,950 things to do in Rome
Open Now: 7:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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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 November 21, 2016
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 May 9, 2016
New York City, New York
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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
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Reviewed November 21, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed May 9, 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.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed February 11, 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

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed July 21, 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

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 20, 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

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed June 6, 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

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed April 29, 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

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed November 19, 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

Date of experience: November 2014
Reviewed November 9, 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

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank ManopelloVolto2013
Reviewed July 6, 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.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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