- 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 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
Restaurants Near Cestius Pyramid
- I Panizzeri – Sandwiches
- Duecentogradi – French cuisine, brew pub, bakery, cafe
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cestius Pyramid
5.75% of people who visit Rome include Cestius Pyramid in their plan
5 PM - 6 PM
57.81% of people start their Cestius Pyramid visit around 5 PM - 6 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Cestius Pyramid
89.47% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cestius Pyramid
Cestius Pyramid Trips
Cestius Pyramid, Rome Reviews
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
Pyramid is open only two weekends of four. However you can visit a cemetery neighbouring the pyramid and you will have great view on it and also on Porta San Paolo
Pyramid was cool from the outside. Read hours on several sites, but was closed. Disappointing.
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.
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