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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ranked in the top 10 largest churches in the world, this is one of the papal churches. the architecture is awesome as like any other papal churches and warrants a vvisit.

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

The church itself is simply huge, but the msot attrctive are the wonderful decorations along the roof. Visual impact is truly terrific and I'm not surprised that many official italian Republic ceremonies are helded here...

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

A visit not to be missed when you come to Rome. A fabulous Abbey that really leaves you breathless. Unforgettable!!! Hong

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

This is one of the four papal basilicas just south of the old Roman Wall. It is currently undergoing restoration of the nave but the transept with its wonderful mosaics were in full view. The nave has small medallions of the popes with a spotlight on the present one. A nice detail. The view of the front entrance from the outside is spectacular.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

One of the amazing basilicas in Rome. Easy to reach with the metro, just go to metrostation Sao Paolo. Again a building that is in perfect harmony,

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

This church is part of the Walk of the Chistian Churches in Rome, but if you have time, plan to visit Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura. No doubts is the number 1 church in Rome, better than the Vatican one. The only issue (which is not an issue at all) is that this church is not in the touristic perimeter in Rome. From the entrance you can foresee what is waiting for you in side. The garden, the archs and the astonishing marble St Paolo statue invites you to go deep in Paolo life. The holy door in really very nice. As you enter the church you get shocked... It´s very harmonic and coherent and you don´t see the exagerated coloured marbles which is very common in the roman churchs. It is imposible not to be touched by emotions in St Paolo thumb. If you are catholic or if you are visitng Rome for more than 3 days, do not forget to incude Basilica San Paolo in your itinerary. We visited on a Saturday and they did not charge entrance fees. If you want to visit the cloister, it costs 4 euros.

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura is an enormous giant of a church. You can literally get lost in there! We were absolutely awestruck by the magnificence of this structure. It looks vast on the outside and on the inside it feels even larger. It is absolutely beautiful, anywhere you cast your eyes. This church is one of the Pope's "seats" in Rome, and as such it is part of the Vatican state. It certainly has a very long history too. It dates back to the beginnings of Christianity, almost, or around the 4th century or so. It is a must see in any visit to Rome.

1  Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

This is not a church that is on many peoples must sees ? It should be, it is truly amazing.
It is large with a main area in the center and various other stunning chapels on the side and rear.We were fortunate to visit when there was a service of 1000+ that was being filmed with singing, the acoustics were great.
The church is free and there is a small charge for the cloisters.
Highly recommend you visit.

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

ONe of the big advantage, that there are fewer visitors, than in some churches in the middle of the city. It also helps, that the church is huge. It is wonderful! Thanks God it is not our job to make a list of the most beautiful churches - there are so many in Rome.

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Strongly urge a guide to explore this beauty if you are not a history buff or architectural savant. The incredible history of this Abbey and belief that this is the burial ground of St Paul makes this a very worthwhile stop.

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