Autel Ara Pacis Augustae - Rome

The Ara Pacis Augustae is a sacrificial altar which dates back to 13 BC. It was built to celebrate the peace that Augustus had re-established in the Roman Empire and in particular in Spain and Gaul. Today the altar is particularly well displayed in a modern museum built by the architect Richard Meier in the early 2000s. In white marble and of modest dimensions - 11 metres wide by 12 metres long, the altar is covered in splendid low reliefs depicting both Augustan propaganda and Classicalal or Augustan Roman art. The fundamental values of the reign of Augustus are portrayed here in all their splendour along with frequent references to family, piety, abundance and a return to tradition. Not to be missed.


Tuesday-Sunday from 9 am - 7 pm.



Address : Lungotevere in Augusta 187 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Spagna-Station: Barberini: train A.

Phone : +39 0682059127

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