Ara Pacis Museum

Ara Pacis AltarThe "new" Ara Pacis Museum in Rome opened in the spring of 2006. The museum was designed by the international architect Richard Meier and has been subject to much controversy and criticism. The Ara Pacis, a more than 2,000 year old "Altar of Peace" that was used (paradoxically) for sacrifices, is a commanding work of Roman art and architecture that had been lost to civilization for centuries.

Ara Pacis Museum (Museo dell'Ara Pacis)
Official Website:
Address: Lungotevere in Augusta - 00100 Roma
Opening Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., last admission one hour before closing. December 24th and 31st: from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed: 1 January, 1 May and 25 December
Admission: Adults, full price € 10.50 More details here.

HEALTH MEASURES TO BE ADOPTED IN ALL MUSEUMS: access to the Museum is allowed only with a mask; before entering the museum it is necessary to pass the thermoscanner. In the presence of temperatures above 37.5 °, access will not be allowed; it is advisable to bring only small bags; inside the museum it will be necessary to maintain a safe distance and avoid gatherings, unless it is a family unit.
Current notices (in Italian only).

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