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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 basilicas extra walls not tend to visit is if only is goes by some few days to Rome, perhaps with exception of San John of Lateran. In fact, despite the times that I have gone to Rome, have gone little St. Paul extra muros. View from the outside does not seem very large. You have to enter. Clearly it isn't St. Peter, but it is beautiful. The cloister is not visible from the street; It is open to the public. Very remarkable work from the ceiling.
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  • This place is truly magical, especially walking between ancient columns and sun-rays illuminating the interior with a soft blaze. Unbelievable beauty of a resting place of St. Paul, second in command ...  more »
  • It is an impressive church, with all sides of the popes who been so far surrounding all the apse of the Church and according to say the world will end when the circles are gone for the portraits of the popes, and only 4.
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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.