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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The paintings on exhibition were exceptional and outstanding masterpieces, but the organization was simply terrible: - very long queue to buy tickets, with one employee only selling tickets, one employee selling stuff from the shop, and two employees... just pretending to be busy - exhibition...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Ara Pacis museum which in itself is an experience not to be missed. Visited the Hokusai exhibition - very good, small but wonderful exhibition of his work

Thank pn212017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ara Pacis stands for Altar of Peace and refers to an altar built by Augustus Caesar and excavated only early in the last century. It is displayed in this museum..There a couple of levels to this quite modern museum. We visited the lower level where...More

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Hubby had passed this glass structured museum when out running and was curious to know what was inside. The Ara Paris is an amazing alter. It looked stunning against the modern exterior. The museum is really interesting and the video helps you understand the history...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The story of the recovery of the Ara Pacis (Altar of Peace), erected by Augustus Caesar, is an interesting one in itself, because of its relationship to the Pantheon and the Campus Martius, where athletes demonstrated their prowess and were rewarded. It was first excavated...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

There is only one item on display in this museum but it is done very VERY well. The Ara Pacis is simply outstanding. It is an ancient alter hilt by the first emperor Augustus and includes the most important sculpture from the Ancient World. The...More

1  Thank nealq
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Museo dell'Ara Pacis seems to have a controversial history. However,as history lovers and absolute enthusiasts, we really were impressed on our first and subsequent visits. The museum houses the Ara Pacis of the emperor Augustus. Augustus was the first emperor of the Roman empire. This...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The Ara Pacis is 2000 years old, and has been put back together by archaeologists. It's from 9 AD. And you can walk through it. Amazing. That said...not a huge amoiunt to do involving the actual structure...just learn about the history and see it. There's...More

1  Thank BDavis1236
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stumbled across this place by accident and when seeing the amazing peace temple from outside we were drawn to go in! Wow what a magnificent structure and the history behind it! Loved the feel of the museum and we were lucky enough to also have...More

Thank Tasia15
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I studied this at school so was thrilled to be able to see, touch and walk through it! If you know the history, you don't need the video guide.

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