Welcome to 2015's A–Z Challenge. This year I'm taking you on a tour of one of my favourite cities!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

L – Laterano

Arcibasilica Papale di San
Giovanni in Laterano
The Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano is not just a church, it’s Rome’s cathedral and the site forms part of the most ancient church in the world – home to the popes before the move to the Vatican. 

Those statues – all fifteen of them – depict Jesus, flanked by John the Baptist and John the Evangelist. The other statues represent influential theologians – Fathers of the Church. At seven metres tall, the statues impress and dominate the skyline. 


5 comments:

  1. What a great façade! I love it and all the statues. There is so much history that if one lived there for 5 years one could still find new places to see

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  2. Beautiful! I believe we also stopped there briefly when in Rome. We had gone on a tour so we really only got a sampling of the beautiful buildings, sculptures, churches and ruins. I am enjoying seeing these places on your blog -http://50andfabulousblog.blogspot.com

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