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Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura

Via Ostiense,186, 00146 Rome, Italy (Ostiense)
+39 06 454 35 574
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Ranked #1 of 722 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls   Piazzale di San Paolo, 1    Transport:  Metro: Line B (Get off at Basilica San Paolo)  Bus: 23... more »
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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Outside of the city but well worth the journey. Fantastic building with many beautiful works of art to admire

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Eagan, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Very we'll maintained, beautiful and ornate, St. Paul crypt and chains of lore, little else. Out of the way with small crowds and few tour groups

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Nicosia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I quite don't understand how this church is considered to be the numer 1 attraction in Rome. It is indeed impressive, however, when I have visited it, I did not feel that I this church was really special. There is not any entrance fee, if you are not interested to go up to the roof and you can freely stroll... More

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Plantation FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Absolutly georgeous and not crowded, Home to the papal seat before St Peters and grand and beautiful.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Basilica St Paul outside the Walls is so worthwhile- might be among the best kept secrets of Rome! The church was built in 1823 after the prior one suffered fire damage. However, it was rebuilt in complete Byzantine style with all the features of all churches in Rome- side chapels, exquisite ceiling, beautiful paintings, lots of statues of Popes, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The basilica is really a must see - it houses the burial place of St Paul. There is a museum where you can see the foundations of the church. You can take B line of the metro to and back from the basilica.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was the first basilica I visited in Rome. Maybe for that reason I loved it with all my heart. It's kinda far from the city center and has quite a nice garden. Also it was like 15 min driving from the place I lived at the moment, so it felt like my local church. The golden facade is very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It was so peaceful & the gardens are beautiful. No crowds. The church has pictures of every pope throughout history & the tomb of St. Paul.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

the dimensions of this basilica are huge and the proportions perfect.Usually it is a quiet place far from the crowds of Rome. Bus 23 and metro line Laurentina bring you there in 20 minutes. Go for it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Simply Beautiful, Dress appropriately, walk slowly around the building and the Gardens, take in the Beauty. Easy to get to on the metro B line, and deservedly No.1 on the list. And ignored by the average tourist, my advice, "Don't miss this"

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