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Museo dell'Ara Pacis

Typology: Archaeological Museums, Town Museum

Address

Address: Lungotevere in Augusta
Zone: Rione Campo Marzio (P.Spagna-P.Popolo-Pincio) (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Telephone: 0039 060608 dalle 9.00 alle 19.00
Web site: www.arapacis.it
Email: eventi.aziendali@zetema.it per eventi aziendali privati
Telephone booking: Per gruppi e scuole 060608 tutti i giorni 9.00-19.00 (costo addizionale per la prenotazione di gruppi non scolastici € 25,00). Con la prenotazione è possibile evitare la fila presentandosi direttamente alla cassa.

Opening times

BEFORE PLANNING THE VISIT, CONSULT THE NOTICES
Open daily, from 9.30 to 19.30
24 and 31 December: 9.30 - 14.00
Closed: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December

Information

Free admission for everyone on the first Sunday of every month at the Ara Pacis museum. The exhibition space is not included.

> Tickets, videoguides and audioguides

> Free and reduced tickets

> Agreements

> The MIC card can be purchased at museums and online

> Reservations for groups and schools

> BUY TICKETS

> The purchase of video guides is suspended:
- Videoguides 
 In Italian, English, French, German, Spanish € 6,00;
- Radioguide® whisper € 1,50 per person. Service provided by Zètema Progetto Cultura

>Cloakroom
Free cloakroom facilities for bags, backpacks, pushchairs and umbrellas.

> Pushchairs
The use of pushchairs is permitted inside the museum 

> Bookshop

Payment: Debit Cards

Agreement with

Roma Pass
What the agreement provides:

> Roma Pass: free entry to the first museums and/or archaeological sites of your choice (48H); to 2 museums (72H).
Bookshop: 10% discount.

Today's events

Scheduled events

Description

The Ara Pacis is the first work of architecture built in the historical centre of Rome since the end of Fascism. The museum space was designed by the architectural studio of American architect Richard Meier, the author of some of the most notable museums of the second half of the 20th century. The Ara Pacis represents one of the highest examples of classic art. The Senate decided to build an altar to Peace dedicated to Augustus,  upon its return from Gaul and from Spain where, in the course of three years, he had consolidated the power of Rome and his own power,  he had opened new ways and founded colonies. The altar was built along the via Flaminia, at the border with the northernmost part of the Field of Mars, but the alluvial soil of the area and the floods of the Tiber caused the burial of the Ara, of which no memory was left. The rebuilding of the monument was decided in 1937/38 in the bimillenary of Augustus birth. It was given to archaeologist Giuseppe Moretti and was realized in the summer of 1938 inside the pavillion of via di Ripetta, hurriedly built from a project by Ballio Morpurgo. Due to the location on the banks of the Tiber, the Ara Pacis risked to be destroyed by the inappropriateness of its container that could not protect it from traffic, exhaust fumes, overheating, humidity and greasy and acidic dust that deposited all over its surface. The new complex has been for this reason planned to preserve the monument in accordance with the most up to date conservation criteria.

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> VIRTUAL TOUR

> Corporate Events:Special openings of the museum can be arranged for:
- private educational tours (max 200 people)
- presentations, conferences in the auditorium (max 140 people)
- private events in the foyer (max 150 people standing/90 people seated); on the terrace (max 200 people standing/150 people seated); in the terrace room (max 80 people standing/60 people seated)

For further information: eventi.aziendali@zetema.it

> HERITY certification

> You can purchase and download the video guide app of the Ara Pacis museum on the IOS and Android store.

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Last checked: 2020-09-30 16:25
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