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Porta San Paolo e Museo della Via Ostiense

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Historical and a great way to get the best photos of Piramide Cestia (across the street)

This is a free museum and that more than makes it worthwhile. But as you explore this museum and... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
tjcarroll67
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Nantou, Taiwan
Free museum

It's free entrance and just across the Pyramid. There is a fantastic view of the square, Roman... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Altug71
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a free museum and that more than makes it worthwhile. But as you explore this museum and think about the history of Rome, you also get a great view of Piramide Cestia which stands just across the street. You might ignore this building...More

Thank tjcarroll67
Reviewed 19 February 2018

It's free entrance and just across the Pyramid. There is a fantastic view of the square, Roman walls and the pyramid. It's quite small, would take half an hour to visit. Some paintings and sculptures.

Thank Altug71
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

So we made the journey by foot to see the pyramid and this was right next door. It is a beautiful site, but that's about it. You can not enter the graveyard or castle,but it has this amazing large door, with a smaller door in...More

Thank JennamurskiRN
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I hate to give a museum - particularly a free museum - a poor rating. However, besides a nice view from the higher level, this museum offers very little. It could be so much more educational and interactive. As for the Ostian Way, you get...More

Thank SpanishStepsApt
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

So we technically didn't visit Porta San Paolo or the Museo. But we saw it from across the street, and it is a sight to behold! It seemed that many watchtowers we saw were square like you see on forts but these ones are circular...More

Thank wannabefolkie
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

PORTA SAN PAOLO E MUSEO DELLA VIA OSTIENSE is yet another fascinating piece of architecture and history that we found as we were heading to the Roma Brewing Company and what a find. Part of the famous Aurelian Walls ,St Paul's Gate looks magnificent and...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Part of the Aurelian Wall, located in Ostiense near the Pyramid Cestia. The remaining parts of the wall and gate, complete with castle-like turrets is a surprising feature of Rome.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The Porta San Paolo is one of the southern gates in the 3rd-century Aurelian Walls of Rome, Italy. The Via Ostiense Museum (museo della Via Ostiense) is housed within the gatehouse. It is in the Ostiense quarter; just close by is the Pyramid of Cestius,...More

Thank vidyapm
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a tiny, almost forgotten, museum, located in St. Paul's gate (part of the ancient Aurelian wall). While it'll probably take you only 5 minutes to go through the tiny museum, the best feature of the place is its stunning rooftop vantage point of...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2015

This castle caught my attention once out of the metro station. I do not have a chance to enter the "castle" as it was closed. It is a small monument in the middle of the road.

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