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St. Paul outside the Wall Cathedral: admission ticket + audioguide

Piazza D'Ara Coeli, 16


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St. Paul outside the Wall Cathedral: admission ticket + audioguide

St. Paul Outside the Walls is the largest church in Rome (after St Peter’s). The original burned down in the 19th century, but many of the original treasures survived: the 5th-century triumphal arch, the Gothic marble tabernacle shimmering over the high altar, and the nearby Benedictine Abbey. Grab one of two different audio guides - either focus on the basilica, or get access to the whole area. A lot of what stands on the site of this incredible basilica is a 19th-century reconstruction - the original was destroyed by fire in 1823. Pity the poor workman who was repairing the lead on the roof of the 4th-century church and caused the damage. The good news is that the present church is a faithful reconstruction of the original. 

Enjoy your audio guide's explanation of the history of this remarkable church and see many of the surviving ancient treasures: the 5th-century mosaic-encrusted triumphal arch, the Gothic marble tabernacle, and the 12th century Romanesque Paschal candlestick with its weird animal-like creaturs, literally designed to put the fear of God into worshipers.
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Meeting Point: TOURISTATION PIAZZA VENEZIA: Piazza d'Ara Coeli, 16 (Next to Piazza Venezia. Facing the Vittorio Emanuele Building, keep walking on the right hand side, cross the bus stop and the gardens. There is a small fountain in front of the office)


  • Learn the fascinating history of St. Paul's Basilica Outside the Walls and explore the magnificent Cloisters, the Pinacoteca and the Archaeological Area
  • See the largest basilica in Rome after St. Peter’s, originally founded by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century, and visit the burial tomb of St. Paul in the Archeological Area
  • Learn about the life of a monk when you visit the Benedictine Monastery Cloisters, considered to be among the most beautiful in the world

What’s included: 
  • Access to Saint Paul's Basilica (free entrance)
  • Access to the Pinacoteca
  • Access to the Archaeological Area
  • Audio guide in multiple languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, German)
  • City App: at any TOURISTATION point download your own city map and audio guide (available in 6 languages). The audio guide will draw your attention to the most important aspects and explain the remarkable history of this eternal city
  • 25 minute Ancient Rome multimedia video

What’s not included: 
  • Guided tour
  • Food and drinks

Additional info:
  • Dress code is required: shoulders and knees must be covered. No shorts are allowed for men or women.

  • Everyday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

2 hours

  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • Temperature checks are mandatory
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited