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GetCOO | Chiesa di San Paolo Dentro le Mura

Chiesa di San Paolo Dentro le Mura

St Paul's Within the Walls, also known as the American Church in Rome, was the first Protestant church to be built in Rome. Designed by English architect George Edmund Street in Gothic Revival style, it was built in polychrome brick and stone, and completed in 1880. The church contains mosaics which are the largest works of the English Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones. Building a Protestant church in Rome became possible after the Kingdom of Italy's Capture of Rome from the Papacy in 1870. The Episcopal expatriate congregation in Rome commissioned Street in 1872. The cornerstone was laid in 1876, and the church was completed in 1880.