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Temple of Castor and Pollux
- Temple of Castor and Pollux
- Alt Name:
- Templum Castoris
- Ancient Rome
- 100BC - 1BC
- Roman Forum, Temple of Venus and Rome,
Temple of Concord, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina ,
about Temple of Castor and Pollux
The Temple of Castor and Pollux (Templum Castoris) was an ancient Roman temple in Rome’s Forum. First constructed in the fifth century BC, the Temple of Castor and Pollux was then rebuilt in the early first century AD.
The Temple of Castor and Pollux was dedicated to Helen of Troy’s twin brothers. Legend had it that Castor and Pollux helped the Romans in their victory at the Battle of Lake Regillus (499 BC) and had appeared to them nearby.
It is the remains of this second incarnation of the Temple of Castor and Pollux, rebuilt under the Roman Emperor Tiberius, that visitors to the Roman Forum can see today. These comprise of an ornate podium with several standing columns.
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Address: Foro Romano, Rome, Italy
Phone: Contact local tourist office
The Temple of Castor and Pollux is located in the Roman Forum. The Forum is found off the Via dei Fori Imperiali in Rome. The nearest metro station is Colosseo on line B.
The Roman Forum is open 9am-an hour before sunset (approx. 7pm). Entry costs €11. This is a combined ticket including entry to the Palatine and Colloseum.
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