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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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  • No doubt it is one of the most famous monuments of Roman art. The building where currently on is was designed by Richard Meier. Unfortunately the advertising, brochure and explanations of the Ara Pacis are little or no, since we're talking about the very important altar dedicated to the Augustan Peace by Augustus in 9 b.c. but still you find information on the internet for those who want to know more. The ticket costs (and not a little), but if you go to see the Ara Pacis along with one of the many exhibitions that are in the exhibition space of the lower floor is totally doable.
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  • Definitely room for improvement, certainly could last a little longer, definitely the graphics leave a bit to be desired, but finally we see a clever way to use technology! This show offers you the opportunity to get a feel for how it must appear in the time of Augustus, the ara Pacis and becomes interesting for anyone who approaches to art without much previous studies. I find that the ticket price is adequate. I visited museums with one ticket more expensive did not provide even the audioguide
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  • "The way it was", a visit that combines historical reconstruction with the use of an attractive technology for both adults and children; in 45 minutes you enter perfectly in the spirit of the work.
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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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