Ara Pacis MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Lungotevere in Augusta, 00186 Roma, Italy, Rome
- Timings: 09:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +39-60608
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Military Museums, Family And Kids, Architecture
Among the many different kinds of museums that are present in Rome, one of the most unique is the Ara Pacis museum. The Museo dell Ara Pacis was constructed under the commission of Emperor Augustus in order to commemorate his military conquests in the Mediterranean. Surprisingly, this museum dedicated to military exploits is the home to the Altar of Peace.
The site on which the museum is located was called the Field of Mars. Architecturally, this amazing museum is completely surrounded by marble walls. These walls are adorned with statues of the senate and Emperor Augustus’s family members who are depicted as moving in a procession around the museum in order to celebrate the military conquests.
- Regular € 6.50, Reduced € 4.50.
- Adult: Euro 10.50
- Reduced: Euro 8.50
- Audio guide Euro 4
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4.78% of people who visit Rome include Ara Pacis Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
32.2% of people start their Ara Pacis Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ara Pacis Museum
83.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ara Pacis Museum
I definitely suggest visiting this place if you're interested in ancient Rome(Augustus Emperor's period). You should not expect to see lots of art exhibits there. It's a huge building(architect Richard Meier) which is mainly dedicated to one sacrification altar called "Altar of Augustan Peace". It's a great place to relax and take your time to enjoy the view of altar from all angles.
Unfortunately we found there really impolite staff which sold us a ticket which was valid only for museum (downstairs) and not for Ara Pacis (which we really wanted to see) even though we asked them if this ticket is valid for both and if we can see with it Ara Pacis. Moreover when we complained they shouted at us and didn't even try to apologize. Anyway exhibition about Spartacus was quite nice and worth to see it, but price was a little to high to see only museum without main monument.
Wonderful air conditioning, very refreshing on a hot Roman summer day. It’s a partial vacuum inside to preserve the wonders of the marble. 5 stars.
Very simple museum, presents the Ara Pracis very well. Well worth visit.
Fascinating site describing a pagan temple dedicated to the Emperor Augustus, whose tomb is across the street.