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Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Rome

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Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura represents the second largest church in Rome and houses St. Paul's tomb below its crypt. As one of Rome's four ancient basilicas, this church was founded by Roman Emperor Constantine I in the 4th century--later emperors and popes continued to add to the building's structure. Today, visitors tour the building to see its Classical facade, colossal columns, the ancient and original apse and triumphal arch, and the Holy Door, a feature found in each of the four major basilicas. Be sure to check out the past popes' portraits hanging on the walls. Make Basilica Papale San Paolo Fuori le Mura part of your personalized Rome itinerary using our Rome itinerary builder.
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  • This building is one of the most impressive masterpieces in Rome. It is not like the others in the Center to reach the Metro, but good.
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  • What most caught my attention have been its dimensions as a Basilica, and the most curious why is worth going to part of how precious that is, is that it has medallions on the ships of cruiser in which there are images of all the popes who had the Church. This slightly removed from the Centre but worth seeing it.
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  • The only downside that has is that it is far. If you are 3 days or more, is worth that you deviate and see it, one of the biggest and beautiful rooms
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  • Stunning Basilica with Christian and Roman artifacts. There is also a medieval archeological excavation site that was unearthed.
  • An amazing, beautiful basilica that is almost as impressive as San Pietro, but because of location is not nearly as busy. The quietness of this basilica is what makes it special. It is emptier than most basilicas which makes one realise how big it truly is. Something off the beaten path which every is worth seeing!
  • A somewhat "secret" gem in the outskirts of Rome. Just as beautiful as St. Peter's Basilica but without the massive crowds since it's not in the center of town. Only a few bus stops always but provides a much more serene atmosphere.
  • Just outside the Roma wall some say this was the first Vatican if you look up you can see on the side inside all the previous popes and the remaining spaces for the next popes truly a beautiful place
  • Don't miss it! Much quieter than the other major Basilicas.