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Museo dell'Ara Pacis

Lungotevere Augusta, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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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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Lungotevere Augusta, 00186 Rome, Italy
Campo Marzio
+39 06 0608
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had read about the ara pacis so simply had to go and see it for real. It is amazing. However, unless you have a discount card it may seem rather pricey for what is quite a short visit. We combined it with a visit...More

Thank Julia E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, simple museum displaying the ara pacis altar. As an architect I also appreciate the Richard Meier-designed museum building. But other than see the altar, there's not much else to do. There is one wall with the history of the altar and the building, but...More

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, I know this is a special token from the ancient roman era - BUT the museum is crap. There is not a lot of information for people not knowing what you're looking at. So read about it beforehand visiting! The monument it self is...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ara Pacis Augustae is located between the river Tibur and Mausoleum of Augustus. From Pizza Dell Popolo (Flaminia metro station) 15 min walking. Check if any temporary exhibitions, until September "Spartaco. Schiavi e padroni a Roma" worth seeing. Things to do around the museum:...More

Thank CristiDan
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I was really touched with the site, as it was specifically designed to shelter the monumental Ara Pacis, symbol of the Pax Romana.

Thank icavalcantifilho
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This isn't a review so much as an expression of disappointment. We had a Roma Pass and allocated one of our two included museum visits to this one (looks amazing from outside). But when we got there we discovered that two kids were going to...More

Thank Coffee-Nazi
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

A must visit when in Rome. Take the AV guide and be captivated by this special piece of ancient Roman history.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We discovered the museum by chance trying to get to Augustus Mausoleum but it was a nice surprise. After walking in the sun for a couple of hours, finding a place with air conditioned and shade did the trick. This is the Altar of Peace,...More

Thank DusmanuIonut
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This is probably the best place to go to get a sense of what Rome looked like under Augustus. It's a beautiful and moving structure, small but impressively situated in a modern museum. It's also a great place to learn about Augustus and the early...More

Thank TolinRiedel
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The museum is a lovely way for the folks of Rome to have displayed such a single, magnificent find as the Ara Pacis. The new building is bright, light, open and air-conditioned. To have access to view the find up-close and in detail without having...More

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Campo Marzio
From its original role as ancient army training fields
to its present-day identity as one of the city’s most
desirable neighbourhoods, the Campo Marzio is the best
place to get lost in Rome. Gorgeous Renaissance and
Baroque palazzos line the streets, and are filled with
enticing boutiques and food shops. By day, Rome’s
best-dressed denizens criss-cross its streets in a
fashionable parade of errands, occasionally pausing to
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