What to see in Rome: San Paolo Fuori le Mura

15 May 2015
Daily life

The Basilica of San Paolo Fuori le Mura (St. Paul Outside the Walls) is one of the four papal basilicas of Rome, the second largest after St. Peter’s Basilica.

The church stands on the site that tradition identifies as the tomb of the apostle Paul.

Here the first Christians erected a burial chapel later transformed into a basilica by Constantine and consecrated, according to tradition, in 324 A.D. by Pope Sylvester I.

As early as 385 it began the reconstruction in broader forms of the temple, completed in 395 at the time of Emperor Honorius.

Become one of the most important stages of the pilgrimage to Rome, his current form is due to Pasquale Belli who, in collaboration with other architects, rebuilt between 1825 and 1854.

So, If you are in Rome for vacation, or for a day trip excursion from cruise ship you can’t miss this great treasure.


Piazzale di San Paolo, 1

Email: info@basilicasanpaolo.org – spbasilica@org.va

Website: www.basilicasanpaolo.org

Phone: +39 06 45434185 – 06 69880800 (Mon-Sat 8-14) info and booking groups

Opening Hours

Open daily 7:00 to 18:30 hours
free admission

Cloister Gallery + + archaeological area of the garden monastic
Open daily at 8:00 to 18:15
Admission: € 4.00 per person
Groups of 10 people: € 2.00 per person

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