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Holiday House Domus Croata BEATO IVAN MERZ in Rome

Via del Grano 35 - 00172 Roma
Number of beds44
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The holiday home "Domus Croata - Beato Ivan Merz" was founded in Rome in 1987 with the blessing and help of Pope John Paul II and the Croatian bishops. It is primarily intended for Croatian pilgrims, but is open to all other pilgrims, even to other interested parties who enter the categories of acceptance in the structure, both from Italy and abroad. The low prices of staying in the house make it easier for many who do not have much financial means to come to Rome and visit the holy places of Christianity.

Since its founding in the house, over 45,000 pilgrims have been welcomed, which demonstrates its convenience and usefulness for those concerned. The house is filled with various works of art and other informative media illustrating the history and culture both civil and religious of the Croatian people.
The house bears the name of Blessed Ivan Merz (1896 - 1928) a young Croatian lay Catholic, a pioneer of Catholic Action in Croatia, who died at the age of 32 in the concept of holiness. Pope John Paul II proclaimed him blessed in his native country at Banja Luka in Bosnia in 2003. During his brief and very fruitful life as an educator of Catholic youth, he did much to connect the Croatian people with Rome as the center of Christianity and with the Pope as successor of Peter and Vicar of Christ. In the chapel of the house are preserved his relics and also the relics of Blessed Cardinal Aloijzije Stepinac, martyr of loyalty of the Croatian people to the Church of Rome.

Within 200 m. church, bus stop, bar / restaurant, pharmacy, inhabited area. Within 1 km underground, supermarket, hospital. Between 5 and 10 km train station. Over 10 km airport.

Minimum 2 nights, No smoking in the entire building, Reception at fixed times.

Specific details

Profile of the guest Single Male, Single Female, Priest, Nun, Couple, Family, Parish youth group, Organized group, Parish group, School group, Pilgrims
Reason for stay Pilgrimages, Liturgical rites, Holidays / Tourism, Week end
When to go January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Type of structure Religious house, Holiday house
Structure management Religious property with hospitality management entrusted to lay people
Area Suburb
Treatment Overnight, Bed and breakfast, Half board, Self-management, Partial self-management
Accommodation type Single, Doubles, Triple / Multiple, Rooms for the disabled, Beds for sleeping bags
Common services Chapel, Disabled accessibility, Garden, Outdoor space for activities, Library, Car parking, Coach parking, Cellular network coverage, Wi-Fi
Accommodation facilities Conditioned air, Towels sheets, Bathroom in the room, Shared bathroom, Safe, Hairdryer, Heating, Television


Via del Grano 35 - 00172 Roma