Basilica of Saint John Lateran – Rome

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The Archbasilica of the Savior and the saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, better known as the Archbasilica of St. John of Letran, is the cathedral of the diocese of Rome, where the episcopal see of the bishop of Rome (the pope) is located. It is dedicated to Christ the Savior, nevertheless it is more well-known with the name of San Juan, to be dedicated to the two main saints that take this name.

Next to the annex palace and some other nearby buildings, it enjoys the status of extraterritoriality within the Italian State, for which it is owned by the Holy See. The basilica is one of the churches that must be visited in the pilgrimage of the seven churches of Rome to reach the plenary indulgence in the Holy Year.

In 1980 it was included in the list of World Heritage Sites in Europe by Unesco, with the identification number 91-002.

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