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Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura, Rome

Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura - Rome, Italy
Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura
Via Ostiense 186, Rome, Italy 00146Map
+39 06 6988 0800 /+39 06 6988 0802/+39 06 4543 4185
Neighborhood: Ostiense - San Paolo - Garbatella - Magliana
Overview

This church, all but the apse totally destroyed by fire, has been reconstructed to look exactly as it did in the 4th Century. The Roman artist Pietro Cavallini helped with the 13th Century restoration of some frescoes and the mosaic decorating the fa├žade, which unfortunately have not survived. The library and gallery annexed to the basilica complex are well worth visiting. The library holds an extremely rich collection of original manuscripts, including the Bible that belonged to Charles the Bald, a magnificent original illuminated manuscript from the 9th Century. The gallery has precious 15th-century panels and two frescoes transferred onto canvas by Giovanni Lanfranco. This church is also one of the jubilee basilicas.

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Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 06:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Basilica San Paolo
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