Santa Croce in Gerusalemme Rome, Italy

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.

Facts & Stats on Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

Go Historic ID
318265
Names
Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem
Categories
Street Address
Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
Coordinates
41.888094° N, 12.515928° E

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Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (Rome, Italy)
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Holly Hayes
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March 29, 2015