Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, 4

The Basilica of Saint John Lateran is the cathedral church of Rome and the seat of the Bishop of Rome, the Pope. It is considered to be the oldest church, not only in Rome, but in the whole world although it was refurbished during the 17th century.

There are 15 statues on the facade of the cathedral; the central statue is of Jesus Christ with Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Apostle by His side. There is an obelisk on the side of the church which dates back to 15 BC, as well as the baptistery where Romans were baptised.

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