Cestius Pyramid

  • Address: Via Raffaele Persichetti, 00153 Roma, Italy, Rome
  • Phone: +39-639967700
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

One of the striking aspects of the architecture of Rome is how much some of the structures are based on Egyptian principles. The Pyramid of Cestius is one such example of the Egyptian influence in early Roman history.

Located near the Protestant Cemetery and the Porta San Paolo, this Egyptian pyramid is the fork dividing two of the most ancient roads in Rome. Built at sometime around 12 BC and 18 BC, this pyramid was incorporated into the Aurelian walls fortifications between 271 AD and 275 AD.

This pyramid is a vital part of the Roman history as it bears testimony to the ancient Roman’s fascination with the Egyptian culture. Numerous legendary English poets had been influenced to write timeless compositions with regards to the pyramid, the most notable among them being Thomas Hardy. 

  • Full price: Euro 5.50 + additional fee for mandatory booking (Euro 1.50)

  • The monument can only be visited on accompanied or guided tours, which leave, for individuals, at 11.00 am, and for groups, at 10.00 am and 12.00 pm.

  • Subway to Piramide station, Line B

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  • Cestius Pyramid Address: Via Raffaele Persichetti, 00153 Roma, Italy, Rome
  • Cestius Pyramid Contact Number: +39-639967700
  • Cestius Pyramid Price: 6 EUR
  • Time required to visit Cestius Pyramid: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 5.72% of people who visit Rome include Cestius Pyramid in their plan

  • 57.81% of people start their Cestius Pyramid visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Cestius Pyramid

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

89.47% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cestius Pyramid

People normally club together Centrale Montemartini and Vecchia Roma while planning their visit to Cestius Pyramid.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • This is a great little location to see if you are making your way around Rome. It is easy to get to on a scooter and next to a Roma Pass museum. If you want to go inside you do need to book in advanced which is my only criticism. There is information on the Pyramid near the entrance where you can get a bit of history on it but you'd be better off googling it as with all sign boards in Rome, they are rather lack lustre.

  • Has limited access hours so reserve ahead if you can. Not many people outside of Rome even know this is here. It is not like the pyramids of giza so keep that in mind. Don't miss this, and brag about it to your friends who didn't see it on the expensive tour packages

  • Landmark structure that is easily seen. A beautiful monument going back to the Roman empire

  • Absolutely awesome. So easy to find...get offat Piramide metro station up the steps and there you are

  • It's one of those moments that if you don't know it's there, it's a bit of a double take situation to see a pyramid in the middle of Rome. Built in 12 BC It was built as a tomb for Gaius Cestius, but we were unable to explore more as it's only at the weekend from 08:00 until 13:00. Very impressive non the less

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