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DECEMBER 14, 2016 - BASILICA WILL BE CLOSED AT 5:30PM

BASILICA WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
The Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls will be closed to the public from 2:00PM. Reserved only for the Jubilee of the Catechists.

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 THE OUTSIDE
 
La facciata della Basilica
The great portico, 70 metres in length and composed of 150 columns, was designed by Poletti and completed by Calderini. In the centre stands the huge statue of St Paul by Giuseppe Obici (1807-1878)
 
The facade is decorated with mosaics that were made between 1854 and 1874 (cartoons by Agricola and Consoni) depicting the Prophets on the lower level, the mystic Lamb surrounded by four rivers symbolising the four Gospels and twelve lambs representing the twelve Apostles on the middle level and Christ between St Peter and St Paul on the upper level.
 
The monumental oxidised bronze door by Antonio Maraini, was put up in 1931; during the Jubilee Year 2000 the new Holy Door in golden bronze by sculptor Enrico Manfrini was added.
 

 
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THE OUTSIDE
THE CARDINAL ARCHPRIEST
THE BENEDICTINE ABBEY

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