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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located near the Tiber at the level of the Spanish steps, and opposite the inaccessible Augustus mausoleum, the Ara Pacis is a two-thousand-year-old altar in a modern jacket. Interesting, but overpriced because of the narrow temperature requirement...and because this is Rome. If you're on a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I do enjoy seeing the Ara Pacis, but after doing the VR exhibit on 6/29, I was highly disappointed. It's 20 euros which is a bit pricey for an event that lasts about 30 minutes. Second, you have to hold up the glasses in order...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visited in late May there were three other people in the building! A wonderful opportunity to enjoy the fabulous Altar of Augustan Peace. Definitely worth spending an hour or more here.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museo dell' Ara Pacis, aka Ara Pacis, has a new AR/VR experience, called Ara Com’Era. The virtual reality, and augmented reality tour takes you through the construction, use, and importance of the monument. It’s a fun, and informative presentation that gives you a 360 degree...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I understand that there are very few new buildings here in central Rome, and while this one doesn't really fit with the surroundings architecturally, it does do a superb job os highlighting the gleaming white Ara Pacis in an equally gleaming white building. To this...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Museo dell' Ara Pacis has undergone massive transformation. There are many historica remains inside the museum including the underground portion. Worth to spend more time to listen to the details of the exhibits inside.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This is something which is well worth doing and will take about a half an hour unless you go down to the underground museum, which we didn't. The video history was a great into and the Ara Pacis is a must see - incredible how...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

As an architect i visited the Ara Pacis Museum to see the Richard Meier design so close. The whole area has been transformed by the architect using the famous for Rome Travertine stone, with a fountain and a splendidi sitting area outside this small museum...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We visited in the evening for a special event using Virtual Reality to augment the panels on the Altar of Peace. It was very interesting to hear the story behind each panel as well as see them in the original colours. It is worth making...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

I enjoyed this, but it is probably not a must see for most people, unless you have an especially deep interest in Roman history or have been to Rome more than once. Also, note that it is almost impossible to take photos on a sunny...More

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Dear Stod, you can find all the information you need in the official website arapacis, Best regards Web Area
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