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. Plan your Museo dell'Ara Pacis visit and explore what else you can see and do in Rome using our Rome holiday planner.
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Monumento arrivato ai giorni nostri grazie al lavoro svolto in modo certosino dai restauratori, la visione dello stesso ripaga del prezzo del biglietto valutato forse un po' caro da vedere assolutamen... read more »Monument arrived to our times thanks to the work done in the same way painstaking repays by restorers, the vision of their tickets valued at perhaps a little expensive to see absolutelyshow original
Fue mi segunda vez en Roma y queríamos visitar algún lugar fuera de los ya conocidos. Realmente la entrada es muy cara para lo que ofrecen y eso que no sacamos la visita con autoguía. El altar es impr... read more »It was my second time in Rome, and we wanted to visit somewhere outside of the already known. The entrance is really expensive for what you offer and why don't we get the visit with self-tracking. The altar is awesome but is just that, since there are few Roman sculptures and they are only replicas. I believe that they offer to justify the price of admission-exhibition of paintings in the basement but in our case we had a Japanese and was not in our interest.show original
Le musée de l'Ara Pacis est un beau bâtiment moderne dédié à une seule œuvre antique, l'autel offert à Auguste par le sénat à son retour des Gaules. C'est une belle œuvre qui donne bien une idée de ce... read more »The Museum of the Ara Pacis is a beautiful modern building dedicated to a single ancient work, the altar offered to Augustus by the Senate on his return from the Gauls. It's a beautiful piece that gives a good idea of what was to be a sacrificial altar and offers close marbles of exceptional quality. However the entry is one of the most expensive of all those of the museums of Rome which also contain wonders. The visitor pays the building...show original
Lovely, it is a mastepiece in Roman History, go look for its story and meaning on Wikipedia etc. before visiting. Yes, part of it can be visible from the outside, but only inside you can observe how important and beautiful it is. Moreover, you can always find an expo down the monument, exhibitions of most famous painters etc.
The Ara Pacis is a must see for anyone with the slightest interest in Ancient Roman History. It's an extremely well preserved alter created by Caesar Augustus in the 1st century AD. The Alter of Peace was made to consecrate the era of peace that Augustus hoped he was ushering in after decades of civil war in Rome. The Alter itself is housed in a well designed modern museum not far from the Vatican in Rome. There are some great exhibits to explain the alter so you understand its significance. You can see the whole alter and even step inside to appreciate all the details of it's art. This site is under appreciated and overlooked so you won't have to deal with large crowds either.
Very nice and well preserved but entry ticket was too expensive for just it. But it was worth.
Paying like 10 Euros to see just one monument that you can view from the outside doesn't seem that good a deal. Save your money and take a peek from the river side of blding. If it were 3 Euros, ok, I'd pay that.
Ara Pacis means: Altar of Peace. Its meaning is in itself a masterpiece. It is also interesting the museum building, designed by the architect Richard Meier
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