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Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura

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At the beginning of the 4th century, with the end of the persecutions and the promulgation of the Edicts of Tolerance in favour of Christianity, Emperor Constantine ordered the excavation of the cella memoriae, the place where Christians venerated...more
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Via Ostiense 186, 00146 Rome, Italy
+39 06 541 0341
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 December 2010

A beautiful church, a great story and a great name "Saint Paul's Outside the Wall's" (in italian "San Paolo fuori le Mura") was interesting and challenging. We had difficulty getting there - it's not really within the city - though we decided it was just...More

12  Thank learnincurv
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 August 2014

St Paul's outside the Walls is a relatively beautiful church and certainly extremely huge, but I found it rather sterile when compared to other churches in Rome. Most of what you see comes from the 1800s from reconstruction after a fire. It is, in my...More

6  Thank Rautakallio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ranked in the top 10 largest churches in the world, this is one of the papal churches. the architecture is awesome as like any other papal churches and warrants a vvisit.

Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The church itself is simply huge, but the msot attrctive are the wonderful decorations along the roof. Visual impact is truly terrific and I'm not surprised that many official italian Republic ceremonies are helded here...

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

A visit not to be missed when you come to Rome. A fabulous Abbey that really leaves you breathless. Unforgettable!!! Hong

2  Thank h0ng234
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is one of the four papal basilicas just south of the old Roman Wall. It is currently undergoing restoration of the nave but the transept with its wonderful mosaics were in full view. The nave has small medallions of the popes with a spotlight...More

1  Thank Ugurd
Reviewed 2 October 2017

One of the amazing basilicas in Rome. Easy to reach with the metro, just go to metrostation Sao Paolo. Again a building that is in perfect harmony,

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

This church is part of the Walk of the Chistian Churches in Rome, but if you have time, plan to visit Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura. No doubts is the number 1 church in Rome, better than the Vatican one. The only issue...More

4  Thank RMorgado
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura is an enormous giant of a church. You can literally get lost in there! We were absolutely awestruck by the magnificence of this structure. It looks vast on the outside and on the inside it feels even larger....More

1  Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is not a church that is on many peoples must sees ? It should be, it is truly amazing. It is large with a main area in the center and various other stunning chapels on the side and rear.We were fortunate to visit when...More

1  Thank Ceilings
Reviewed 23 August 2017

ONe of the big advantage, that there are fewer visitors, than in some churches in the middle of the city. It also helps, that the church is huge. It is wonderful! Thanks God it is not our job to make a list of the most...More

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Strongly urge a guide to explore this beauty if you are not a history buff or architectural savant. The incredible history of this Abbey and belief that this is the burial ground of St Paul makes this a very worthwhile stop.

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Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
The way we did it was: walk back from the Pantheon to the Barbarini metro stop (it is a little bit of a hike). Take the red line to Termini and switch there to the blue line. Take the blue line down to the "Basilica S... More
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Response from BarbaraT20162016 | Reviewed this property |
There is ametro just 100 mt from the Basilica. Metro B: metro stop San Paolo