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Museo dell'Ara Pacis
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Owner description: The ceremonial dedication of the Altar of Peace, took place on the 30th January in the year 9 B.C. It seems, according to the evidence provided by the historian Cassius Dione (LIV, 25.3), that at first the Senate had planned to build an altar within their own building, the Curia, but the idea was not followed through and the northernmost part of the Field of Mars, which had recently been urbanized, was chosen instead. The altar dedicated to peace came, therefore, and not by chance, to be built in the middle of a vast plain, on which, traditionally, the man oeuvres of the infantry and the cavalry took place, and, in more recent times, the gymnastic exercises of the Roman youth.
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Much of it is reconstruction, but it is an impressive structure all the same. In particular the reliefs on the outside of the altar are great. Bits and pieces of roman history are more clear to me after I have seen it (and listened to the audio guide). Also the video installation about the altar is informative. If you care for ancient roman history it is well worth the visit.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We visited at night and to see it all lit up in the dark was beautiful. I'm not sure I'd pay the steep entrance fee just for this when you can see much of it through the glass though. Depends how into it you are and how much time you have. We did a whirlwind trip and I was just glad I got to see it at all!

Thank Chino1
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

It's pretty hard to find something big in Rome that is Ancient and hasn't been slightly altered by The Catholic Church. This enormous marble altar, built by the emperor Augustus Caesar is proudly displayed as such in it's own museum. For the extra euro it is worth the audio tour and as a bonus you can overlook the somewhat overgrown Mausoleum of Augustus himself from the upstairs tier of the gallery.

Thank kev11385
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is a lovely modern building housing a reconstruction of a substantial Augustine monument. 17EU is steep for the entry for what is at most an hour's visit. The building is a cool shelter from the heat of midday sun and some of the bas reliefs are worth seeing. It is clear that much of the altar was plundered and that some of it such as the central alter remains unknown. I would not visit again, unlike the Capitoline museums, Galleria Borghese and Palazzo Altemps.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Don't set your standards too high when visiting Ara Pacis. The price is a bit steep to see one monument, but the history that surrounded the construction of the building and reconstruction of the pieces found was very interesting. Other than the monument inside the building, there is not much else to see here. Would I come again, no. But it was an experience and a learning of a piece of history, and that's what you travel to Rome for.

Thank chriss0h
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