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Reviewed December 25, 2018

The Basilica Julia is located in the Roman Forum and housed the courts of law, banking and government offices. It was a favourite meeting ground in ancient Rome with shops and bustling with people and noise. Today what remains are mainly foundations, floors, a few...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Gaius Julius Caesar began this civic basilica in 54BC at the same time as the new forum of Caesar. It was home to the governmental offices, banks and courts of the day. It burned in 12 BC, rebuilt, and dedicated to Gaius and Lucius, but...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This was another huge ancient basilica lost to time, as the path takes you around the broken skeleton of the cathedral, it makes you realise the size it was. This was not a little church, this was a sizeable building which would have been impressive...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Once you are standing at this spot, you can make out most of the perimiter, otherwise there is little left of this Basilica for Caesar

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CodyMav
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Basilica Julia was a large, ornate building, built by Julius Caesar, in mid-1st century BC. However it suffered damage a few times and was rebuilt as a result by other emperors. It was a central Building housing important law courts, and other legal government offices,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

this Basilica was built in the 1st Century BC. This was home to the courts, banking and government offices of ancient Rome. The building was surrounded on all four sides by a double colonnaded portico, which all that are left are the bases of the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

The Basilica Julia was a giant building in the Roman Forum (one of several) used for commerce, business matters, etc. Little remains today, mostly foundations and steps. Important to understand these early basilicas were important meeting places where business took place and law was discussed....More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed June 5, 2016

The Basilica Julia dates back to the early empire. I used to be a 2+ storey building with ornate archways... only the plant is left, bust still impressive. Walking through it is OK, however it is better seen from the back of the Campidoglio square,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed November 8, 2015

Part of Roman Forum. You can view and learn about these inside the Roman Forum but can see from pathways that line it.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed May 20, 2015

Basilica Julia was once a large building found between the Temple of Saturn and the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the ancient Roman Forum. It was built upon the grounds of a previous basilica around 54-42 BC. Construction was started during the reign of...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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