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Basilica di San Clemente free

Via Labicana 95 | Rome 00184 | Official website
Basilica di San Clemente Photo info
  • Type: Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.5)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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Archaeology buffs might find the Basilica di San Clemente interesting: It's a second century pagan temple, underneath a fourth century church, which is underneath a 12th century church. Enter the 12th century church from the street level, take stairs down to the fourth century one and finally end up at a shrine for Mithras, the god whom was known to gain popularity in the second and third centuries. The oldest structure is believed to have been an ancient mint.

The three-fold Basilica di San Clemente is open daily, though it's closed for lunch. You can find it off the Colosseo metro station.

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