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Temple of Saturn

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Temple of Saturn
Alt Name:
Templum Saturni
Ancient Rome
100BC - 1BC
Roman Forum, Temple of Castor and Pollux,
Temple of Venus and Rome, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina ,

Temple of Saturn history

The Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum was a sacred ancient Roman temple dedicated to Saturn, the god of seed-sowing.

One of the oldest of the Roman Forum structures, the Temple of Saturn was originally built sometime between 501 BC and 497 BC and reconstructed in the fourth century BC. However, this second incarnation burned down and the Temple of Saturn was restored in 42 BC by Roman senator Lucius Munatius Plancus.

Used as the treasury and the seat of the financial overseers of the Roman Republic, the quaestors, the Temple of Saturn was also closely linked with the celebration of Saturnalia, during which slaves and masters would dine together.

Largely destroyed in the mid-fifteenth century, all that remains of the Temple of Saturn are six of its Ionic granite columns crowned with a frieze thought to date to approximately 30 BC.


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contact details

Address: Templum Saturni, Foro Romano, Rome, Italy

Phone: Contact local tourist office

E-Mail: turismo@comune.roma.it

visitor information

Directions to Temple of Saturn:
The Temple of Saturn is in the west of the Roman Forum, which is located off the Via dei Fori Imperiali. Metro stop: Colosseo (line B).

Temple of Saturn opening times and ticket prices:
The Roman Forum is open 9am-7pm. Entry costs €12. This is a combined ticket including entry to the Palatine and Colloseum.


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