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Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura, Rome

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Religious Site
The World Heritage-listed Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura is a faithful reconstruction of the ancient church that burned down on this site in 1823. The medieval cloister escaped the devastating fire, and other parts of the original interior were rescued and restored over the years. The original church, built by Emperor Constantine, was erected over the burial site of St. Paul in a spot where his followers had created a memorial in his honor. The new church, following the plan of the old structure, took nearly a century to complete. The building is 132 m (432 ft) long, 65 m (213 ft) wide, and 30 m (97 ft) tall, making it the second-largest church in Rome. Farther away from the city center than other notable architectural sites, this church is often overlooked by tourists and is seldom crowded. Put Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Rome trip itinerary planner.
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  • I think it is the most beautiful of Rome, but not to be within the city is a bit off the pedestrian circuits. Take the transport public and walk a little, but it is worth, no doubt. It has in its interior art and treasures. It has medallions with all parents. I think that's worth the effort to go. In addition, your visit is free. Police control of access
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  • outside the historic center ... but the Metro gets you on the side of the basilica ... immense ... beautiful ... ... ... decorated with mosaics of the Popes ... beautiful beautiful ... deserves a visit ...
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  • Is through sehnswert with great mood unfortunately just outside (that's why "outside the walls") absolutely caused the interesting window making a diffuse light. Ebnso worth the portraits of all Popes over the columns.
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