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Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura

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Address: Via Ostiense,186, 00146 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 454 35 574
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Begun in 1859 under the name of "Grace Church," this church has been...
Begun in 1859 under the name of "Grace Church," this church has been designated as a National Monument by the Italian Government due to its artistic and aesthetic value.
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Nice and Quiet

This is one of the most quiet places. It gets you inside yourself and makes you feel your conscience close to God. I visited this place several times. During my last visit, I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most quiet places. It gets you inside yourself and makes you feel your conscience close to God. I visited this place several times. During my last visit, I was not allowed to take photos inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Whilst visiting Rome, don't overlook this lovely building, it is wonderful, quiet and peaceful. It is reputed to have the chain that fastened St Paul to a Roman Soldier.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely quiet and peaceful place it had old roman grave stones with writing on them cards gave you an English translation. The old dates were amazing also there was statues that were really old. At the back there was a building with artefacts and telling you the history of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This cloister is one of the finest in Rome. Why? You have to admire beautifully sculpted columns in a multitude of shapes; some are completely smooth while others are spiraling or octagonal in shape and encrusted with colorful mosaics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

when you arrive there, from external view it seems to be an ugly church with large wall. when you finally arrive in front of the main entrance you will be completely breathless. rich external garden and wall that brings you to the christian religion power inside!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The ancient church of the Popes. The Cloister is gorgeous. The Basilica is impressive. Bus 23 will take you there quite rapidly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

rebuilt, original are the mosaics and the cloister,, they are worth a visit, but the church is a bit out of the ancient rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Wow, this church is so beautiful and the best part is that it's free (as long as you dress appropriately) and there is not a lot of tourists. I liked the statues outside and the altar and pictures of popes inside. We took bus to get there but metro is a better option, goes more frequently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

As regular visitors to Rome, we try and find different places to visit each time. This is a trek if you walk there - we did and my husband did moan - but it is worth it when you enter the church as it takes your breathe away! So beautiful, so large and very welcoming and it is free to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

this extraordinary beautiful complex is a must for every Rome Visitor . Slightly outside the city (fuori le mura ) it is famous for the Medallions along the balustrade in the Nave. there is every past Pope immortalized in one of them AND the saga goes that when the last of the originally prepared medallions is taken the church(world) will... More 

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Additional Information about Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura

Address: Address: Via Ostiense,186, 00146 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 454 35 574
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ostiense
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

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