The Ara Pacis Museum

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The Ara Pacis Museum HISTORY

The Ara Pacis Museum (Museo dell Ara Pacis) in Rome houses the Altar of Peace, which was built under instructions from the Emperor Augustus and sanctioned by the Senate.

Augustus decided to build the Ara Pacis to celebrate his military campaigns which resulted in the outbreak of peace in the Mediterranean.

Dedicated on 30 January 9 BC, the Ara Pacis was originally located on a site known as the Field of Mars. The altar itself is surrounded by marble walls adorned with elaborate friezes of various figures, including senate members and members of Augustus’s family. These carved figures take part in a procession celebrating the peace brought about by Augustus.

The Ara Pacis Museum TOURIST INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS TO The Ara Pacis Museum

The Ara Pacis Museum is a ten minute walk from Flaminio metro station (line A). Bus 628 stops nearby.

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The Ara Pacis Museum OPENING TIMES AND TICKET PRICES

The Ara Pacis Museum is open daily except Mondays, 9am-7pm (ticket office to 6pm). Closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec. Entry costs €6.50 (€4.50 reduced).

The Ara Pacis Museum HISTORIC INFORMATION

NAME: The Ara Pacis Museum
CONTINENT: EUROPE
Alt Name: Museo dell Ara Pacis
Country: Italy
Period: Ancient Rome
Sub-Region: -
Date: 100BC - 1BC
City/Town: Rome
Figure: Augustus
Resorts: Rome,

CONTACT DETAILS

The Ara Pacis Museum ADDRESS

Museo dell Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta, 00100 Rome, Italy

The Ara Pacis Museum PHONE NUMBER

06 8205 9127 / 06 06 08

The Ara Pacis Museum EMAIL

info.arapacis@comune.roma.it

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