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“Worth the trip outside the walls” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura

Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura
Via Ostiense,186, 00146 Rome, Italy (Ostiense)
+39 06 454 35 574
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Ranked #8 of 756 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Worth the trip outside the walls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

One of the newer churches in Rome, but breathtakingly beautiful and rich with history. Also historical resting place of St. Paul.

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“Beautiful building must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Has portraits of all the popes running along the top of the walls of the basilica, absolutely beautiful big amazing old roman building.

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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

A breathtakingly enormous basilica containing the chains that bound the Apostle Paul when he was a Roman prisoner. We were awestruck by the majesty and spirituality of this church.

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“Worth to get out a little beyond the "Walls of Rome"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This fascinating basilica is one of the four Rome's papal basilicas and it was built in the 4th century. The basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is also a Holy See property. It is situated very close to the San Paolo metro station. The interior is fascinating (just look at the celling) and the facade is also great.

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“Very beautiful church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Absolutely magnificent nave. Probably enjoyed it all the more as I didn't have expectations. Easy to get to on the metro.

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