Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome

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#16 of 528 in Historic Sites in Rome
The World Heritage-listed Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls is a faithful reconstruction of the ancient church that burned down on this site in 1823. The medieval cloister escaped the devastating fire, and other parts of the original interior were rescued and restored over the years. The original church, built by Emperor Constantine, was erected over the burial site of St. Paul in a spot where his followers had created a memorial in his honor. The new church, following the plan of the old structure, took nearly a century to complete. The building is 132 m (432 ft) long, 65 m (213 ft) wide, and 30 m (97 ft) tall, making it the second-largest church in Rome. Farther away from the city center than other notable architectural sites, this church is often overlooked by tourists and is seldom crowded. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and many more Rome attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rome online trip planner .
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  • Beautiful Basilica, the truth is that the patio of the entrance is already very surprising with the palm trees in contrast to the white color of the columns, is beautiful. The access is free except the cloister and the archaeological zone that does not visit. The basilica is spectacular and the best thing about it is that it is empty, it is immense, it makes you feel tiny and is extremely clean and taken care of. Although it is not easy to get to, I highly recommend getting close to the subway and breathing calmly in a city crowded with tourism as is usually Rome.
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  • This attraction is outside the traditional itineraries and only for those who spend more time in the city will have the opportunity to know and understand its importance in ancient history.
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