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

Cestius Pyramid - Review

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. 

Cestius Pyramid Ticket Prices

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

Cestius Pyramid Opening and Closing Hours

  • 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.

How To reach Cestius Pyramid by Public Transport

  • 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
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  • Time required to visit Cestius Pyramid: 01:30 Hrs
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  • We had to book 4 months ahead to get inside this monument, but it was well worth it. This pyramid was built as a tomb for a wealthy patrician and it you are lucky, you can arrange a visit to the burial chamber inside. It's small, if you are a large group, they'll take you inside in 2 groups as there isn't much space. You enter through a tunnel and come out into the chamber that was originally painted white with beautifully coloured frescoes. Sadly most of these have been destroyed by looters over the centuries, but a few parts remain. Recently they have been beautifully restored and the colours are just incredible. You have to call Coopculture to book and although the automatic message is in English, the operators only speak Italian.

  • The Pyramid itself is not much to see. It is not particular tall or beautiful. It is much steeper than the Great Pyramids in Egypt. At the time it was constructed, Rome had a love affair (culture-wise) with Egypt. The exterior is marble, but the interior is cement. You won't be wowed as you approach this from the metro. The pyramid is divided by a wall. One half opens to the city. This half is unobtrusive. The other opens to "The Non-Catholic Cemetery of Rome". Google that. You'll need to walk around the block, past griffiti, trash, and unkept land to see. Inside it is beautiful and well kept. Visiting this will take 20-30 minutes (from the Metro) and costs nothing.

  • This is pretty cool. All the other pyramids like it were torn down, but this one was saved and the wall around the town was built right up to and across it. It's an interesting juxtaposition .

  • A bit outstanding from the rest of sights and less Information next to it but hey they have pyramide s too 😂

  • Such a cool area to walk around and see the castle and pyramid!

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