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Ara Pacis Museum

Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Museo dell'Ara Pacis
Museo dell'Ara Pacis

The Ara Pacis is one of the greatest of all artistic works of the Ancients. It was built to celebrate the consolidation of Rome’s power under Augustus, on the occasion of his victories north of the Alps between 16 and 13 BC.

The work – built alongside the Via Flaminia and bordering on the Campus Martius, or Field of Mars, to the north – was inaugurated in 9 BC. However, it was soon forgotten, and for some time lay buried and hidden away, given the characteristics of the terrain and the frequent flooding of the Tiber.  

In 1937-1938, the Altar of Peace was at last unearthed, on the occasion of the two thousandth anniversary of the birth of Augustus, thanks to the efforts of the archaeologist Giuseppe Moretti.

Having been restored and relocated on the Lungotevere avenue, bordering the Tiber, the Ara Pacis was then threatened for many years as a result of the failings of its container which could not shield it from the traffic, the smog and the deposits that formed on its marble and plaster works.

The new museum complex, entirely redesigned by Richard Meier, was therefore intended as a structure capable of conserving this monument and providing both environmental and anti-seismic safeguards, while also creating a museum area which perfectly harmonises and combines the style of the Ancients and work with contemporary appeal.

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Information

Address 
POINT (12.475483 41.906099)
Timetables 

Everyday  9.30 - 19.30
24 and 31 December 9.30-14.00
Last admission one hour before closing time
Closed
1 January, 1 May and 25 December

For updates and guidelines please check the >official website

Before planning the visit, CONSULT THE NOTICES

Entrance for the disabled
For further information please consult the page Accessibility for the Disabled 

Contacts 
Email: 
info@arapacis.it ed eventi.aziendali@zetema.it per eventi aziendali privati
Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/MuseoAraPacis
Instagram: 
www.instagram.com/museiincomuneroma
Online purchase: 
https://museiincomuneroma.vivaticket.it/ita/tour/museo-dell-ara-pacis/2383
Telephone: 
060608 dalle 9.00 alle 19.00
Telephone booking: 
Per gruppi e scuole 060608 tutti i giorni 9.00-19.00. Con la prenotazione è possibile evitare la fila presentandosi direttamente alla cassa.
Twitter: 
www.twitter.com/museiincomune
Web site: 
www.arapacis.it
YouTube: 
www.youtube.com/user/museiincomune
Services 
Accessibile ai disabili
Audioguida
Audioguide in lingua
Guardaroba
Libreria
Servizi igienici per disabili
Visite didattiche
Accessibility: services available 
Type of accessibility 
Accessible service
Type of accessibility 
Accessible service
Type of accessibility 
Accessible service
Ingresso a livello da Lungotevere in Augusta e da via di Ripetta per le mostre
Street level entrance from Lungotevere in Augusta and from Via di Ripetta for exhibitions
Acceso a nivel a las exposiciones por Lungotevere in Augusta y Via di Ripetta
Type of accessibility 
Accessible service
Visite dedicate
Dedicated tours
Visitas adaptadas
Type of accessibility 
Accessible service
Totem e visite su prenotazione con interpreti LIS
LIS videos in the touch-screen terminal and online; guided tours with LIS interpreters by reservation
Totem - touch y visitas con intérpretes de la lengua de señas (LIS) con reserva previa
Type of accessibility 
Accessible service
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Location

Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta
Lungotevere in Augusta
41° 54' 21.9564" N, 12° 28' 31.7388" E

 

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