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Chiostro Lateranense, Rome

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  • The cloister is very nice, but 5th for the entrance seems a bit a lot. You can not take advantage of student discounts, useful audio-guide. It's not worth paying 5 euros.
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  • The cloister is the only structure that has come to us of the former convent of the Benedictines that was once here. It is considered a masterpiece by Pietro Vassalletto and generally of cosmatesca art. The structure appears romanic, presenting itself with full-sixth bows divided into sections of 5 arches supported by elegant binate columns of 4 different types that are repeated in series; in the arches joints there are refined bas-reliefs, while above them runs a decoration of cosmatesco style topped with a finely sculpted frieze. At the entrances of the central garden are placed lions and sphinxes. I invite you to admire the capitals of the columns. The cloister dates back to the first half of the 13th century, while the well in the middle of the garden is older (8th-9th century). No less interesting is the lapidary that fills all sides of the cloister and which contains mostly elements from the previous basilicas of St. John (the basilica has in fact been redone many times). The cloister is accessed from the sx aisle of the basilica of St. John and you have to pay a ticket of 5 euros (with the same ticket you can then also visit the museum of the basilica - entrance from the transept).
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  • It is the largest cloister we find in Rome and probably the most beautiful. It was built under the auspices of the Vassalleto family in the first half of the 13TH century, thus forming part of an existing Benedictine monastery prior to the current basilica. It constitutes one of the masterpieces of the Cosmatesco style, being the most striking of the same its columns, each one of a different style: straight, smooth, spiral, with furrows, and even covered with mosaics, which gives to the whole a magnificent aspect polychrome, Providing of exquisite harmony. Along the frieze are the heads of the lion, while the bases of the columns are available figures of lions and sphinxes. In the center of the cloister is the well of the Samaritana, which dates from the 9TH century. Other elements of interest that we can admire in the same are a copy of a papal bull of Gregory XI, the bronze door and the papal chair of Nicholas IV. It can be visited daily from 09.00 to 18.00 hours. The price of the entrance is €2. If we have the Omnia Card, the admission is free.
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  • The Lateran cloister is a masterpiece of the Cosmatesque architecture, the work of the Vassalletto, (built between the second and Third decade of the THIRTEENTH century) is the largest cloister in Rome, and it is square-shaped (measuring 36 meters per side). Under the four arcades there are numerous works from the ancient Basilica. Worthy of note is the "papal chair" of the fifth century is the oldest existing throne.
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  • It is the largest cloister we find in Rome and probably the most beautiful. It was built under the auspices of the Vassalleto family in the first half of the 13TH century, thus forming part of an existing Benedictine monastery prior to the current basilica. It constitutes one of the masterpieces of the Cosmatesco style, being the most striking of the same its columns, each one of a different style: straight, smooth, spiral, with furrows, and even covered with mosaics, which gives to the whole a magnificent aspect polychrome, Providing of exquisite harmony. Along the frieze are the heads of the lion, while the bases of the columns are available figures of lions and sphinxes. In the center of the cloister is the well of the Samaritana, which dates from the 9TH century. Other elements of interest that we can admire in the same are a copy of a papal bull of Gregory XI, the bronze door and the papal chair of Nicholas IV. It can be visited daily from 09.00 to 18.00 hours. The price of the entrance is €2. If we have the Omnia Card, the admission is free.
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  • Rome and its secret places like Lateran cloister secret treasure kept inside of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran masterpiece of cosmatesque work of Vassalletto architecture. It is the largest cloister in Rome formed from columns of different shapes alternating with ornamental patterns with Sphinxes and Lions a true piece of grace.
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  • It is a beauty to compete in one or two of the Chiotoro seen in Rome.
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  • Cloister of the Basilica of St. John
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