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Tickets for Ara Pacis Museum

A key jewel in the crown of Roman architecture

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Opening hours
09:30 - 19:30, last admission: 18:30. Dec 24 & 31: 09:30 - 14:00, last admission: 13:00.
Best time to visit
Early morning or late afternoon
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone ticket accepted

Highlights

  • Marvel at the inspiring Res Gestae (‘List of Achievements’ of the Emperor Augustus) on the gloriously sculpted travertine wall below the Ara Pacis. While it helps if you read Latin, even if you don’t you’ll still see that it’s a pretty long list!
  • Make sure to take a close-up look at the reliefs around the Ara Pacis itself. Of particular note, is the procession relief with a veritable who’s who of Augustan society, including Marcus Agrippa, Augustus’s great general and builder
  • Take in the sights from the monumental windows designed by Richard Meier. From one side, you get a great view towards the river Tiber; on the other side, you can look over the hallowed ruins of the Mausoleum of Augustus.

Description

Architect Richard Meier's Ara Pacis Museum is the only major contemporary structure to have been built in the historic center of Rome since World War II. Officially opened in 2006, the museum incorporates Emperor Augustus's famous 'Altar of Peace', which was originally inaugurated in 9 BC. This precious architectural jewel is bathed in natural light filtering in from 500 m2 of windows. Book online and walk right in to living history.

If you were living in Rome 2,000 years ago, you would now be very, very old.

But also importantly: you would've been alive during the time of Augustus, the first Roman Emperor (and grand-nephew of Julius Caesar). His reign ushered in a period known as the Pax Romana (The Roman Peace) a two century long period when the Roman Empire was largely free from large-scale conflict.

The Ara Pacis ('Altar of Peace') was Augustus's way of declaring his commitment to peace. Buried for centuries, the altar was excavated beginning in the Renaissance. What visitors now come to visit is a reconstruction of the famous altar, using original marble pieces.

And the building itself is a dramatic setting for this ancient piece of history. The American architect Richard Meier has given this precious reconstruction an incredibly contemporary feel, in a spacious, airy, and light-filled museum.

How to use your tickets

Ara Pacis Museum
Lungotevere in Augusta - 00186, Roma, Italy, Rome

Show your smartphone ticket at the box office and you'll also receive our Rome City Map.

What's included?

  • Rome City Map
  • Entrance Ticket to the Museum

Good to know

Opening Hours:

  • 09:30 - 19:30, last admission at 18:30

  • Dec 24 & 31: 09:30 - 14:00, last admission at 13:00

Getting There:

  • Metro: Line A to Piazza di Spagna. Then a 10-minute walk to Ara Pacis

  • Bus: Line 70 to stop Lungotevere Marzio

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