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Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome

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See a 2,000-year-old altar and learn how it was found, discovered, and excavated at Museo dell'Ara Pacis. Constructed in 13 BCE in honor of Augustus’ return from the provinces of Spain and Gaul, this altar offers a look into past traditions. Walk inside the enclosure to the altar itself, examine the openings in the stonework designed to wash out the blood of the animals sacrificed each year on Augustus’ birthday. Four panels on the enclosure depict military victories and Roman family life. Watch a video providing information on the discovery and reconstruction of the altar, as well as the descriptions of the symbolic carvings on the enclosure. You can also choose to go downstairs to view the art exhibit. A small bookstore and audio guides are available. Find out how to plan Rome trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • The entrance to the Museum is incoherent, inside you will only find the Ara Pacis and, there is no more. It is a pity that this beautiful and historic monument is treated thus, visit does not compensate for anything in addition, you can see from the outside. There are better museums and churches for less.
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  • Certainly, the altar of peace is a beautiful monument, and a beautiful symbol. But the entrance fee is exorbitant... you will see almost as much by looking through the windows.
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  • Fantastic monument located in the area of Montecitorio. The ara Pacis is an altar dedicated to peace by Augustus built eyes BC. Measures approximately 12x11x4 meters and presents examples of Greek art, Hellenistic and Roman periods. The friezes depict the birth of Rome (Romulus and Remus and Enea) and the procession of inauguration of the altar with Augustus in the Centre and all the most important people of the time at his side. Magnificent. Only negative. The friendliness of the staff. Tickets cost 10 euros normally around and sometimes there are temporary exhibitions. When I was there there was the exhibition of Hokusai. Interesting.
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  • If you only have time to see one museum with something from ancient Rome, then it's here. Manageable. The museum exhibits only one object: a temple built 16-13 before Christ. The temple should make the emperor divine. They competed at that time. A unique experience with a beautiful moden building surrounding it. This time we also saw a fantastic great amount of Japanese HOKUSAI pictures in the exhibition in the downstairs department.
  • Amazingly preserved but the price of the ticket is way too expensive... I’m mean, come on... €10 (?!) -Ten euros gets you in to some of the best museums in the world.
  • Didn’t go in so should really rate this but hot damn it’s the same price to go into as National Archaeological Museum in Naples and the Vatican Museums. What the? The National Museum in Naples has the largest and highest quality collection of roman marble, bronzes, mosaics and paintings in the world. The collection is absolutely vast. The Vatican Museum has the Sistine chapel as well as its own huge collection of antiques. Drop the entrance price by a third and people might actually visit.
  • In a frame designed by Richard Meyers, the marble gleams in the natural light. For the price, one side can be watched from outside through the glass walls. Unfortunately the portraits of the Imperial family are on the other side. Temporal exhibits unrelated to the history of Rome make up for the rest of the entrance price.
  • One of the most beatiful modern spots in Rome. It really fits the environnement, just as emperor Augusto would have wanted it. Former mayor "duce" Alemanno was so wrong!!!

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