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Reviewed 13 December 2018

The Forum Boarium was the site of Rome's ancient cattle market. Located near the banks of the Tiber, it was made up of two temples, the Temple of Hercules and the Temple of Portunas. After the fall of the Roman empire, both temples were converted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nellielim
Reviewed 27 November 2018

The Forum Boarium refers to two temples, the Temple of Hercules which is the circular one and the Temple of Portunus which is rectangular and near the Temple of Hercules. Impressive surviving structures from over 2000 years ago.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I like the Forum Boarium, despite it is in the middle of heavy car traffiic, ans is often overcrowded with tourists; the tourists however populate mainly the Basilica with the so called mouth of truth, paying absolute no - or very little - attention to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 823milend
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Forum Boarium was a hive of activity in ancient times. Its location, near the banks of the Tiber River, ensured that huge numbers of people would congregate there and do business! It was a big commercial centre. They would trade in meat and fish mainly....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A great place to visit if in the vicinity. As well as the fountains, there is the temple of Hercules Victor and Temple of Portunus. It is also near the "mouth of truth" the Bocca della Verita The plaza or forum feels classically Roman and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SeemsTVL
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Located opposite the 'mouth of truth'. There are two ancient temples from which circle (Hercules) is more interesting.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I doubt that many tourist know these exist or where they are and that is not overly surprising as they are tucked away from the main routes. These two Temples are really well preserved and were probably saved when they were reconsecrated as Christian in...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Evets54
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The place in situated in between the three hills of Rome. By the way, the Forum Boarium was the site of the first gladiatorial contest at Rome which took place in 264 BC. The above facts make it a special place. There one can see...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Kostyantyn V
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Foro Boario (the Cattle Forum) is a tiny but wonderful forum that dates back to the 2nd century BC! It is where cattle were bought and sold, hence its name. The round temple pictured is called the TEMPLE of HERCULES! We were not able to...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank traveltoforeignlands
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Okay, we're definitely on the second tier of spots to visit here, but this site near the river which in Roman times hosted the cattle market is worth a look, for the remains of the two temples on the site. We heard three differing explanations...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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