San Giovanni in Laterano (crs)

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Façade
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Façade
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Façade
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Façade
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Holy Door
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Holy Door, inside
      
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Portico, Looking South
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Portico, Southern End
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Portico, Looking North
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Portico
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Portico
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Portico, Looking to the Piazza
      
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Left Aisle
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Nave
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St Bartholomew by Le Gros
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St. Simon by Moratti
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St. Jude Thaddeaus by Ottoni
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St. Matthew by Rusconi
      
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St. James Lesser by de' Rossi
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St. Philip by Mazzuoli
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St. John by Rusconi
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St. Thomas by Le Gros
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St. James Greater by Rusconi
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St. Andrew by Rusconi
      
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St. Paul by Monnot
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Pope St. Peter by Monnot
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Transcept and Apse
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Baldacchino and Apse
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Nave
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Right Aisle
      
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Ceiling
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Organ
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Ceiling
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Northern Portico Ceiling
      
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Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Piazza Giovanni Paolo II
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Lateran Baptistery
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Lateran Baptistery
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Northern Portico
      
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Piazza Giovanni Paolo II
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Laterine Obelisk
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Piazza Giovanni Paolo II
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Ancient Lateran Palace.
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Aurelian Walls, Asinaria Gate
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Aurelian Walls
      
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Asinaria Gate
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Signage

 

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

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The Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano is the cathedral of the Church of Rome, Italy, and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope.  As the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, it ranks above all other churches in the Roman Catholic Church, even above St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.  The official dedication of the Basilica and the adjacent Lateran Palace was presided over by Pope Sylvester I in 324.  Destructive fires ravaged the Lateran Palace and the basilica, in 1307 and again in 1361.  The Avignon papacy sent money to cover the costs of reconstruction and maintenance.  When the Avignon papacy formally ended and the Pope returned to Rome, the Lateran Palace and the basilica were deemed inadequate.  Pope Sixtus V hired Domenico Fontana to oversee its reconstruction.  The original Lateran Palace was torn down and replaced with a new building.  The square in front of the Lateran Palace has a red granite obelisk erected by Thutmose III in Karnak.  It was removed to Rome by Constantius II in 357 and re-erected in the Circus Maximus.  Sixtus V had it re-erected in 1587 on its present site.  Further renovation on the interior of the basilica ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini.  The twelve niches created by his architecture were filled in 1718 with statues of the apostles by the prominent Roman Rococo sculptors.

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