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“An impressive bronze door”
Review of Tempio di Romolo

Tempio di Romolo
Ranked #420 of 2,023 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Historians think that originally the building was not a temple but the circular vestibule of access to the Temple of Piece, which was located at the large square arranged as a garden. In the 4th century, the Emperor Maxentius reused the vestibule of then abandoned area to dedicate the temple to his son Valerius Romulus. Later, it was used as a vestibule of the new Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian. It is an imposing structure with a striking bronze door.

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

On Via Sacra, there are two structures that appear basically complete right next to each other. This rounded, 400 AD era temple was dedicated to "Divine Romulus," a son of Emperor Maxentius. The most striking feature are the bronze doors with red marble columns to the sides. Inside are some later period frescos & mosaics. Marble statues from several different Roman periods are also on display inside the small temple. Basilica Santi Cosma e Damiano, to the north, was added to the rounded temple at a later time.

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Reviewed 1 December 2015

Basilica located in the Roman Forum just below Palatine Hill. Dedicated by Emperor Maxentius to his son Valerius Romulus. Very cool must visit church.

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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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