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Basilica & Garden Santa Croce

Gardens & Parks, Monuments & Sites
Basilica Santa Croce was founded in the year 325, to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. They were brought to Rome from the Jerusalem by Empress St. Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine.

The Basilica has since 2004 a recreated Cistercian garden, designed by the garden architect Paolo Pejrone, with flower beds full of herbs, fruit trees and various species of flowers.

The Basilica of the Holy Cross is part of the route of the “Seven Churches” that ancient pilgrims used to visit on foot.

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Basilica & Garden Santa Croce

Piazza di S. Croce in Gerusalemme
Basilica Santa Croce
00185 Rome RM