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“It's a special place”

Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
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Full Day Tour: Vatican Museums, St. Peter's and the Most Important Basilicas of...
Ranked #7 of 1,536 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: Known to be the first church in Christendom, this church belongs to the Vatican and has the privileges of extraterritoriality.
Virginia
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“It's a special place”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Beautiful and tasteful. One of those places you wish you had allocated more time. We went to the stairs across the street which were taken from Jerusalem which Christ climbed. You have to do it on your hands and knees. I passed. Bad knees. But it was still inspiring to see so many people devout enough to do it and pay 5 euros for the privilege.

I'm glad to say that even though it was a bit out of way there were quite a few folks visiting. There are many must see sights in Rome and what you actually see depends on how much time you have there. If you have 3-4 days, fit it in.

Visited April 2014
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azironia
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“AMAZING AMAZING CHURCH!”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

I wish more people knew about these amazing places to see in Rome.. they would be there years before they finally make it! This Basilica was one of THE most gorgeous churches I (can't still believe that I) got to go into!! So many naves - and then the holy steps across the street? This is simply mind-boggling!! To think you get to be ON the steps where Jesus was condemed to die? Thank you St Helen! wow.

Visited April 2014
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london
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“more beautiful than St Peter's?”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

if you found the baroque over the topness of Bernini's interior at St PEter's a bit much go to St John Lateran instead - still magnificent and monumental but not quite so over the top

Visited April 2014
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Beautiful cathedral to visit! Location was close to our hotel. Audioguide was very helpful during our visit here.

Visited April 2014
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“good holy place, easy to visit”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

this place locates very closed to San Giovani metro station. Morever, after you are done visitting this Basilica, don't forget to visit the holy stair which stands inside the building on the other side of street, just walk across the road, and you will be there. Both of these holy places, I really recommend to visit, when you are in Rome. Nice, beautiful and peaceful place !

Visited April 2014
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