Holy Stairs

Local nameScala Santa
LocationRome, Italy

The Scala Sancta are a set of 28 white marble steps that are Roman Catholic relics located in an edifice on extraterritorial property of the Holy See in Rome, Italy proximate to the Archbasilica of St. John in Laterano. Officially, the edifice is titled the Pontifical Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs. The Holy Stairs, which long ago were encased in a protective framework of wooden steps, are in an edifice that incorporates part of the old, Papal Lateran Palace. The Holy Stairs lead to the Church of St. Lawrence in Palatio ad Sancta Sanctorum or simply the "Sancta Sanctorum", which was the personal chapel of the early Popes.

They are currently closed and inaccessible to visitors. Replica stairs flank the original staircase for a total of 5 staircases, and one of these is accessible to pilgrims to climb on their knees.

Tags CatholicPlace of WorshipStairsStepsChristianChurchAncient Art
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Opening hours

Scala Santa:
Mon - Fri: 6 am - 2 pm
3 pm - 6:30 pm (October-March)
3 pm - 7 pm (April-September)

Sat, Sun, holidays: 7 am - 2 pm
3 pm - 6:30 pm (October-March)
3 pm - 7 pm (April-September)

Sancta Sanctorum:
Mon - Sat: 9:30 am - 12:40 pm, 3 pm - 5:10 pm
Sun, holidays: closed

Admission

Free admission to the Scala Santa.

Sancta Sanctorum
General admission: €3.50

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scala_Sancta

Official website http://www.scala-santa.com/index.php/en/

Email scalasantaroma@gmail.com

Phone +39 06 77 26 641

Address Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, 14, 00185 Roma, Italy

Coordinates 41°53'13.761" N 12°30'24.788" E

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