A three-tiered Basilica, each layer with its own story in history and remains from those times.

Know Before You Go

Go back to the beginning and venture underneath the basilica to visit the Altar of Mithras dating back to the 1st century. There are many archaeological pieces of interest here from urns to preserved wall frescoes.
If you suffer from claustrophobia the alleyways in the underground basilica are narrow so stay on the upper floors.
If mass is on you may not be able to roam freely around.
The underground area may not be suitable for younger children due to the dark areas.
Dress Code : Modest dress recommended. Cover your shoulders and knees, and you must wear shoes.

The Basilica di San Clemente is a Roman Catholic minor basilica which was dedicated to Pope Clement I. The present basilica dates back to the 1100's but that is only one part of the three tiered structure. Underneath the present basilica is another dating back to the 4th century which was originally the home of a Roman nobleman, below this basilica sits the remains of an ancient pagan temple. The history of this building is fascinating, interesting and is worth coming to see the frescoes, mosaics and spectacular artwork.


Basilica San Clemente allows you to step back in time and discover the history, architecture and uncover the basilica of the 4th century. Then head underground to explore the ancient pagan temple. The mosaics, frescoes and artworks enable you to see the different stages of history and the changing face of the structures throughout the centuries.

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Basilica San Clemente allows you to step back in time and discover the history, architecture and uncover the basilica of the 4th century. Then head underground to explore the ancient pagan temple. The mosaics, frescoes and artworks enable you to see the different stages of history and the changing face of the structures throughout the centuries.

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