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Forum of Caesar
- Forum of Caesar
- Alt Name:
- Foro di Cesare
- Ancient Rome
- 100BC - 1BC
- Julius Caesar
- Forum of Augustus, Forum of Trajan,
Temple of Caesar ,
Forum of Caesar history
The Forum of Caesar or “Foro di Cesare” in Rome is one of a series of Imperial Forums built by successive Roman emperors. First commissioned by Julius Caesar in around 54 BC and completed in 46 BC, the Forum of Caesar was the first of these forums and was intended to relieve the already overcrowded Roman Forum.
At the time of the opening of the Forum of Caesar, the famous Roman leader had won a victory over his rival Pompey the Great. A celebration of this victory was constructed at the Forum of Caesar in the form of the Temple of Venus Genetrix. The godess to which the temple was dedicated was the defender of the Julian clan.
Today, the columns and platform of a Temple of Venus Genetrix can be seen at the Forum of Caesar, albeit that this was not the original, but a rebuilt version completed under the emperor Trajan – the original burnt down in 80 AD.
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Address: Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone: 06 679 0048
Directions to Forum of Caesar:
The Forum of Caesar can be viewed from above at all times. The Imperial Forum Museum is open daily except Mondays, 9am-7pm (ticket office 6pm). Closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec. Full ticket €6.50, reduced €4.50.
Forum of Caesar opening times and ticket prices:
The Forum of Caesar is a 5 min. walk from Colosseo metro station (line B). To get to the museum (Via IV Novembre 94) from Rome Ostiense station, take bus 60 4 stops to L.Go Pugliese then a short walk or take bus 40 from Rome Termini station towards P.Za Pia/Castel S. Angelo to Nazionale/Quirinale (two stops then short walk).
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