Ara Pacis Museum
The 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: http://www.arapacis.it/
Address: Lungotevere in Augusta - 00100 Roma
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, 24th and 31st December 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (the ticket office closes an hour in advance) Closed Mondays, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th
Admission: Full price € 6.50 Reductions € 4.50 More details here.