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Museo e Pinacoteca della Basilica di S. Paolo

Typology: Archaeological Museums, Religious Museum

Address

Address: Via Ostiense, 184
Zone: Quartiere Ostiense (Roma sud)
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Contacts

Telephone: 0669896379 (prenotazione visite)
Telephone: 0669880800

Opening times

Mon-Sat 9am-1pm and 3pm-6pm

Closed Sunday, 1 November, 24, 25 and 31 December, 1 January

Description

The Museum and Picture-gallery of the Basilica of Saint Paul is located in the Monastery annexed to the Basilica. Funerary pagan and Christian tombstones, sarcophagi, inscriptions and various objects coming from the ancient Ostiense Cemetery, situated in the area where the Basilica rises today, are set up in the spaces of the thirteenth century cloister and on the upper floor of the building. A picture-gallery with paintings dated from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century, chorales of the seventeenth and eighteenth century and prints reproducing the Basilica before 1823, year when it was partially destroyed by a fire, can also be visited. The first series of portraits of the Supreme Pontiffs (42 medallions) commissioned by Saint Leo the Great is also kept here.
Connections: Metro B - S. Paolo Bus 23 - 702

See also

Culture and leisure › Historic places of worship › Catholic Churches
Last checked: 2012-04-24 11:22
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