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 on Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
- Other names
- Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem
Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome
- 4th cent., 12th cent., 18th cent.
- Opening hours
- Daily 6:45am-7:30pm
Have you visited Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, or do you have personal connections or insider knowledge? Please tell us about it below!