January 10, 2020

Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome




We visited this church twice- once at Easter and it was totally packed!! Getting to see Rome at Easter was an experience I will never forget! Easter is Rome's biggest holiday with "pilgrims" coming from all over the world. We weren’t able to take a lot of photos but did get some cool footage of mass (see end of post). So, of course, we had to go back another time and really explore it!



 This is the oldest Archbasilica of the western world and marks the spot Roman Emperor Constantine defeated him enemy and converted to Christianity in ~300AD. 👑 The oldest part of the church is from 324 AD! There are also art pieces from the same error, like the gold mosaics, but the majority of the church was rebuilt in the 12th and 17th centuries.

 




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