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  • Address: Via Ostiense 186, Rome, Italy

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Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls Tours

The Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls is one of four major basilicas in Rome and was once the largest basilica in the world. It held that title until St. Peter's Basilica was completed in 1626. The original church was built in the 4th century but burned down in 1823. It was replaced with the one that stands today. It is where St. Paul is presumed to be buried, which is why it is named after him. His burial site was located outside of the Aurelian Walls that surrounded Rome at the time.

The basilica's art gallery has paintings from the original church, some dating back as far as the 13th century. There are also some rare documents and engravings that were saved from the fire. The outside of the church has 150 columns and a huge statue of St. Paul. The facade is decorated with mosaics designed from 1854 to 1874. 

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Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls is located at Via Ostiense 186.

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Full Day Tour: Vatican Museums, St. Peter's and the Most Important Basilicas of Rome, Rome, null
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Full Day Tour: Vatican Museums, St. Peter's and the Most Important Basilicas of Rome

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Mark your visit to Rome with special tour of the Vatican and Rome’s patriarchal basilicas. After a skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museums, step inside the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.08
Vatican Highlights Tour in spanish language, Rome, Walking Tours
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Vatican Highlights Tour in spanish language

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica on a 3-hour tour with spanish speaking guide. Avoid the long entrance lines with a ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.64
St Peter and St Paul Basilica Walking Tour, Rome, Cultural Tours
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St Peter and St Paul Basilica Walking Tour

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Explore some of the religious history of Rome through two of its most important saints with this 3-hour tour focusing on Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Visit the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.01
Christianity in the Ancient Rome Private Tour, Rome, Walking Tours
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Christianity in the Ancient Rome Private Tour

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Dig into the fascinating history of Christianity in ancient Rome with this private 7-hour guided tour of the Eternal City. Visit the places where everything ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.32
Private Tour: Christian Rome, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Christian Rome

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Step into the early days of Christianity, during this private six-hour guided tour beginning and ending at your hotel. Led by a local knowledgeable English ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $330.13
Rome Underground Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Rome Underground Tour

This very small group tour (max 8 people) is a unique experience: a 3 hours impressive walk through the underground of Rome. Enter the Medieval ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.35
Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private, Rome, Underground Tours
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Christian Rome Tour Semi-Private

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Discover Rome and explore the sites that have made this city the center of Christianity:   San Giovanni in Laterano   San Paolo fuori le Mura   ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.74
Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

Explore five of Rome’s major basilicas with an option to visit the Catacombs ancient burial site, on this seven-hour private tour including transportation from ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome, Rome, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

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Explore five of Rome’s major basilicas with an option to visit the Catacombs ancient burial site, on this seven-hour private tour including transportation ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.32
Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

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Pope Francis proclaimed the Jubilee Year of Mercy starting on December 8, 2015, and this private tour gives you the opportunity to learn more about the meaning ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.39

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