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“One of the most in tack and prettiest in the Forum!”
Review of Tempio di Romolo

Tempio di Romolo
Ranked #376 of 1,971 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 25 October 2015

The Temple of Romulus in the Roman Forum was to me one the highlights of the Roman Forum as it looked to be completely in tack! The colors of the building caused it to stand out from the rest. If you are standing on the Capitoline and looking down into the Forum, you will see the Temple of Romulus on your left, approx. half-way across the Forum. Though Romulus was one of the two founders of Rome the temple was not dedicated to him. I'm not sure why this temple bears his name. I did not go inside. I was satisfied to see and photograph the exterior from above and within the Forum.

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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Visually breathtaking and a must see if you liked the story of Romulus and Remus as a child. Set in beautiful surroundings with loads to see round about.

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Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

You've paid your money and you're visiting the Roman Forum. This is an interesting stop off point. Nice building, interesting history and bits of sculptures. A part was closed off when we visited and the murals and roof paintings looked incredible but we could only see those through a window. Perhaps the visit will be more interesting when that area is open to the public.

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Reviewed 27 July 2015

We used the Roma Pass, starting our day at the Colosseum, with our next stops, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, as they are part of the same admission ticket and on the same grounds as the Colosseum.

Located in the Forum, the Temple was built by Emperor Maxintius. It was not dedicated to Romulus, the Founder of Rome, but to the Emperor's young son who died. The Temple was eventually converted to a Christian church.

The interior of the Temple is quite small, but houses some wonderful statues and frescoes. When inside, make sure you look up to view the beautiful rotunda. Back outside, notice the bronze doors and columns as they are original.

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Reviewed 16 May 2015

The ancient Temple of Romulus was built by Emperor Maxentius in the early 4th century and dedicated to his son, who passed away in 309. The building shares grounds with the Church of Santi Cosma e Damiano, which was built upon some of the Temple Ruins and continues to share building space to this day.

Located next the large scale remains of Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius, you enter the Temple of Romulus from within the Roman Forum. This is one of only a few such buildings in the Forum, which is covered, offering a bit of protection from the sun and summer heat.

Here you can see a few sculpture ruins and remnants of a few ancient frescos on the inner walls of the circular temple building. You can see everything in just a few minutes, while enjoying your break from the outside, then be on your way to seeing other ancient attractions of the Roman Forum.

Note: The Temple of Romulus building can be seen quite clearly from Palatine Hill viewing area above the Roman Forum. This is a good spot to take photos of this ancient temple before or after the Roman Forum.

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