Temple of Jupiter, Pompeii

4.5
The Temple of Jupiter, Capitolium, or Temple of the Capitoline Triad was a temple in Roman Pompeii, at the north end of its forum. Initially dedicated to Jupiter alone, it was built in the mid-2nd century BC at the same time as the temple of Apollo was being renovated - this was the era at which Roman influence over Pompeii increased and so Roman Jupiter superseded the Greek Apollo as the town's highest god. Jupiter was the ruler of the gods and the protector of Rome, where his temple was the center of Roman Religion and of the cult of state.As the most important divinity in Ancient Rome, many temples were built to honor Jupiter or the entire Capitoline Triad (consisting of Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva) in towns newly conquered by the Romans. This held true for Pompeii, where the previously existing Temple of Jupiter was enlarged and Romanized upon conquest.Pompeii was occupied by the Romans beginning in 310 BC. It maintained much of its autonomy, however, until the Italic Revolt against Rome at the beginning of the 1st century BC. In 89, the town was besieged by Sulla. Roman language, culture, and law would soon come to dominate the city.The architecture of the town had been largely changed by the Greeks, but Roman rule would soon lead to alterations in this style. In contrast to the previous Samnite occupiers, the Romans very much believed in the importance of architecture in religious and civic life. Pompeii was transformed into a much more public and open place. Public buildings and spaces would come to dominate the city.
Use our Pompeii day trip planning app to add Temple of Jupiter and other attractions to your Pompeii vacation plans.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Temple of Jupiter
Temple of Jupiter Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
165 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 7, 2017
    The whole system boasts great sights. The Temple of Jupiter should be visited on all cases.
    View original
  • August 5, 2017
    Not as well preserved, but extensive site and a great view of Vesuvius. With the Guide, we heard many stories interesting places.
    View original
  • August 5, 2017
    This place does not look like temple actually, perhaps because it was not preserved that well. However, this is a large beautiful area, where you can go for a nice stroll and enjoy the sense of ancien...  more »

Plan your trip to Pompeii

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Pompeii

For easy foot access to Pompeii's archeological sites, consider checking into a hotel or B&B near the world-famous excavations. You can walk around the ruins by day and enjoy panoramic views of the area from your balcony by night. Centrally located Pompeii hotels are conveniently situated near the area's main road and railway networks, making them an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region and the Amalfi Coast. You can also choose to book your rooms in nearby Sorrento or Naples, which offer a wider range of less expensive hostels and self-catering apartments.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Pompeii by other users

36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Stuttgart & Italy BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ITALY October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Stuttgart & Italy BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Southern Italy BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, culture, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Pompeii BY A USER FROM SPAIN October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans