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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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  • The space is the master. Columns that divide into aisles and enhance a complete view of all spaces.
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  • Away from the Centre does not broadcast and the number of visits that have other churches, but to me is that most struck me since I wasn't expecting such monumental work. I liked it a lot
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  • After the basilica of St. Peter, I think this is the most beautiful to see. Huge inside and outside, it is characteristic of fantastic frescoes. Outside there is a large park (Schulster) is also great for sunbathing on the grass and wander in absolute freedom. The basilica is located right across from the metro B stop door just his name.
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  • 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!
  • Beautiful church in the middle of Rome. Easy to reach due to underground, blu line. It is very big and magnific inside, with gold decorations. Milestone if you came in Rome
  • Beautiful and overall enormous Basilica. It has the relique of Saint Paul, which is awesome if you are religious, if not you can still be wonder with its columns and golden ceiling.
  • Awe inspiring church. From the outside you would never expect what you find inside. A little out of the center but definitely worth a visit. I suggest getting the audio guide there is so much to see and so many little details that would be missed if you don't.
  • Take the metro here...magnificent barely begins to describe the Basilica. Out of the way but worth the trip. And very few visitors so you can visit at a leisurely pace.
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