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Ara Pacis, Rome

Ara Pacis - Rome, Italy
Ara Pacis
Lungotevere in Augusta, Rome, Italy 00100Map
Corner of Via Tomacelli
+39 06 8205 9127
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

The altar, commissioned by the Senate following pacification work launched by Emperor Augustus, dates from 9 BC. The first panels were found in 1500 and ended up in Paris and Florence. Made from marble and beautifully sculpted, probably by Greek artists, the panels formed an enclosure around a base with an altar in the center. The figures are from the imperial family. Restoration work was begun in 1938. Now the altar is protected by a glass covering.

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Ara Pacis General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Flaminio
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