Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome

Baroque Facade
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Often overlooked by non-pilgrims, the Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme is located just down the road from St. John Lateran in Rome. It includes the private chapel of St. Helen (Emperor Constantine's mother), which occupies part of her 4th-century palace; an impressive collection of relics brought by Helen from Jerusalem (including parts of the True Cross and Doubting Thomas' finger); and a full-size replica of the Shroud of Turin.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
318265
Names
Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
Categories
Street Address
Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
Coordinates
41.888094° N, 12.515928° E

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Resources

  1. The Churches and Catacombs of Early Christian Rome: A Comprehensive Guide
  2. Blue Guide Rome, 10th ed.

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Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (Rome, Italy)
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April 11, 2015