Basilica di Sant'Antonio al Laterano, Rome

3.4
#286 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
Basilica di Sant'Antonio al Laterano is located in Rome. By using our Rome day trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Basilica di Sant'Antonio al Laterano and other attractions in Rome.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Basilica di Sant'Antonio al Laterano
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Basilica di Sant'Antonio al Laterano Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
23 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • The church is located one block from the Obelisk of St. John Lateran. It was consecrated in 1887. Two staircases provide access to the gantry of the church, where a statue of Saint Anthony of Padua st...  more »
  • Nineteenth-century church built by Luca Carimini, together with the convent and college, for the order of the lesser friars (consecration in 1887). The church is narrow between the other buildings of the religious complex, also proposes on a street (via Merulana, also lined with plane trees) that, however wide, certainly does not have the breath of a square, and also the church is elevated from the street floor. All this prevents you from seeing the church as a whole well, so much so that you can not even see the bell tower. In any case, it is precisely the external aspect that attracts attention, but not so much for the facade, but rather for the monumental staircase of access to the colonnaded atrium that precedes the facade, and at the center of which is the statue of St. Anthony holding the Bambin Jesus.Once you enter (not bad the decoration of the portal), you are a little perplexed: the appearance is majestic, 3 aisles (the central much wider than the sides) divided by imposing granite columns of Baveno and at the top other columns of the same material to support the matronei; large fresco in the apse, light wood choir with icons and a large Eucharistic canteen in polychrome marbles and bas-reliefs (in my opinion the most remarkable element of the church); down the marble pulpit aisle of Carrara; polished marble floor, as well as generally the whole church is "shiny". Everything is in place, but on the whole you remain dissatisfied (I mean of course a visit for tourist purposes), it is as if something is missing: maybe the environment is too "cold" or maybe you expected a different interior on the basis of the external appearance, or .... Below the church there is a crypt with access from the street floor, but it also has no particularity to report. Ultimately, taking into account the huge offer of the capital in terms of churches and whatnot, if you pass through Merulana and find it open you can also go up to have a look, but come on purpose I do not recommend it (in any case it is also very close to the basilica of St. John in Lateran, the latter destination of sure greater interest, and from St. John to this church are 5 minutes).
    View original
  • There are paintings of Japan 26 Saints. Since it is a recent thing, the mural in Cuernavaca Mexico is different in many ways, but it was interesting.
    View original
Google
  • One exquisite Nativity exhibition !
  • The basilica, together with the attached convent, was built, between 1884 and 1887, by Luca Carimini (1830 –1890) for the Order of the Minor Friars, who here found the new headquarters after they had been expropriated of their convent at Aracoeli for the construction of the Victorian (or Altar of the Fatherland). The ceremony of laying the first stone of the basilica took place on April 16, 1884 in the presence of the Minister General Bernardino da Portogruaro (1822 – 1895); it was consecrated on December 4, 1887 by Cardinal Vicar Lucid Maria Parocchi, along with eight other Franciscan bishops. The decorative apparatus of the church was performed, between 1889 and 1890, by Bonaventura Loffredo da Alghero(1830 - 1903). In 1950 a renovation was designed, but it was only partially realized. On 21 July 1931 Pope Pius XI, on the occasion of the 7th centenary of the death of Saint Anthony of Padua (1195 -1231), elevated it to the dignity of the minor Basilica. [1] Since March 12, 1960, at the behest of Pope John XXIII, it is the seat of the cardinal title of St. Anthony from Padua to Via Merulana: today's holder is Cardinal Cl'udio Hummes. The basilica is currently a place of worship of the Parish of Saints Marcellin and Peter at the Lateran. Description External The facade of the basilica, completed as early as 1886, is built of exposed bricks with architectural elements in travertine and rises on a high double-ramp staircase that leads to a large five-arched porch, in the Sangallesco style, carefully drawn in all its sixteenth-century details, where it is placed: Statue of St. Anthony from Padua with Baby Jesus. Under the porch, there are three portals to the church, two sides with eardrums and a central one, flanked by lesene with phytomorphic decorations and with capitals on the shelf: above an all-six arch, adorned with acroteri with palmettes and rosettes, is located, inside bezel, depicting: St. Anthony of Padua in glory among angels. On the northern side, stands the octagon-celled bell tower, with cusps in polychrome and golden majolicas.
    View original
  • A place of spirituality, on the day of the feast of the Saint, there is a great turnout of people, with masses every hour and procession. Very beautiful the apside on fresco and mosaics, valuable the altar and the ambo with bas-reliefs on marble. There is always spiritual assistance all year round.
    View original
  • Very beautiful, great with lots of frescoes. interesting
    View original
  • Visit her very beautiful.
    View original
Places to stay near Basilica di Sant'Antonio al Laterano

Plan your trip to Rome

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Rome

View all >
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h

Historic Sites in Rome

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Rome

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Rome

4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Shopping in Rome

View all >
2.4
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Rome

3.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min