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“Beautiful church”

Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano
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Ranked #23 of 1,498 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: Constructed between 1110 and 1130, this church of San Clemente is not one, but three churches built one above the other, with ruins dating from the earliest Christian times.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful church”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Just the size of this church is amazing and when you get inside even more impressive well worth a look at lots of history to be learnt and still kept in a good condition for people to appreciate it!

Visited August 2013
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“beautiful”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

A 12th century church on top of a 4th century church on top of a 1st century Roman temple to Mithros on top of an ancient Roman aqueduct that still has water running through it! And you can see them all! This was one of my (unexpected) favorites in Rome! Well-worth the 4 Euros to visit the underground excavations. (Watch out for closing time though - last entry is 30 minutes before closing! Oh, and the entrance is on the side of the building - we almost missed it because the front entrance was closed!)

Visited July 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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“Layers of history”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This basilica is beautiful, but it is built on top of two other churches, so this is rich in history. It's worth taking a tour.

Visited July 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Amazing walk through 21 centuries of Roman history”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This church is built upon a Roman farm house from the first century BC with a temple to Minerva in the foundation. It is a must see if you are interested in the development of Rome and the role of the Church in that development.

Visited July 2014
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Michigan
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“Great Underground”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Didn't know what to expect only that it was a block away from the apartment we rented. Beautiful church but underground is where it gets interesting. There is no admission to the basilica but you have purchase a ticket at the gift shop to see the lower levels. Note the there are some stairs, the air is musty, and the lighting is minimal.

Visited July 2014
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