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
Dates
4C, !2C, 18C

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
Rome, Italy

Resources for Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

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

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Santa Croce in Gerusalemme - Rome, Italy