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Museo dell'Ara Pacis

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Address: Lungotevere Augusta, 00186 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 0608
09:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:30

The ceremonial dedication of the Altar of Peace, took place on the 30th...

The ceremonial dedication of the Altar of Peace, took place on the 30th January in the year 9 B.C. It seems, according to the evidence provided by the historian Cassius Dione (LIV, 25.3), that at first the Senate had planned to build an altar within their own building, the Curia, but the idea was not followed through and the northernmost part of the Field of Mars, which had recently been urbanized, was chosen instead. The altar dedicated to peace came, therefore, and not by chance, to be built in the middle of a vast plain, on which, traditionally, the man oeuvres of the infantry and the cavalry took place, and, in more recent times, the gymnastic exercises of the Roman youth.

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Great snapshot in time

This is a really fun place to get a sense of 1st century AD Rome. The museum itself is focused on a Augustus's Altar of Peace, but the museum tells the story of how/why it was... read more

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really fun place to get a sense of 1st century AD Rome. The museum itself is focused on a Augustus's Altar of Peace, but the museum tells the story of how/why it was created. Also, it tends not to be too crowded ...

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located Ara Pacis, built by August in (9 BC). Altar is a small but interesting, but the ticket is very expensive - over 10 euros. The building where the museum is located is also quite controversial.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ara Pacis Museum has an entrance price of 10.50 euros and not worth to pay this to see the Ara Pacis. The museum is only the Ara Pacis and really is not a very interestin place: if you want to invest 10.5 euros in Roma you have hundreds of thigs to do better than visit this museum. El precio... More 

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Ara Pacis is per se a wonderful monument to visit, accomodated inside a modern building to protect it. You may decide to visit is on Friday or Saturday evening (pre-booking via internet recommended for saturday evenings) to visit what's called LARA COMERA (l'ara com'era). You will get a digital device to vitis Ara Pacis with the help of aumented reality:... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We spent about 45 minutes in the gallery with this beautiful object and the associated artefacts and explanations. It wasn't busy and there was time and space to look and ponder this ancient work of art.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Surrounded by Modern and Fascist buildings this monument to the legacy of Augustus seems overpowered by its neighbours. The entrance fee of Euro 10.50 indicated a far larger museum, after all the National Roman museum costs less. However it is very small. The Ara itself is beautifully white, though it was brightly painted when the romans built it. The carved... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We expected to see many things from Ancient Romebut there is just the Altar in the picture. They also have a video after yıu see the Altar. But I would suggest you not to waste your money and time.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Being a little out of the way meant we had the whole museum to ourselves, which was a relief after the packed sights during the rest of our visit. It’s nice to be able to focus on one monument and have the time and space really admire it for all its beauty - the stunning modern building housing it is... More 

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

We loved the reconstruction of a classic temple. We loved the forum, but equally loved the opportunity to get a real feel for what Rome must have looked like at the time of the Romans.

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Good little museum. A little pricy but worth a quick stop. There isn't a huge quantity to see but what is there is immaculately curated.

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