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Tempio di Vibia Sabina e Adriano

Typology: Monuments

Address

Address: Piazza di Pietra
Zone: Rione Colonna (Pantheon-Montecitorio-Barberini) (Roma centro)

Contacts

Opening times

The momument can be seen from the outside.

Open during cultural events or exhibitions.

Today's events

Hadrianeum (Manifestations) from 2021-07-06

Current manifestations

Luci su Adriano (Manifestations) from 2018-07-13

Description

This temple was built by Antoninus Pius and dedicated to the deified Emperor Hadrian in 145 AD. All that remains of the building, incorporated in the Palace of the Borsa (Stock Exchange) in Piazza di Pietra, is the northern side with eleven columns. The temple had eight columns on the short sides and eleven on the long ones and rose on a high podium thatcould be accessed from the east side through a staircase. The largely restored architrave presents a rich decoration with small palm trees and lion heads. The inside consisted of semicolumns that rested on high plinths decorated with reliefs that depicted the personification of the Roman Provinces. These reliefs are kept today in the Palazzo dei Conservatori and in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples.

From 19 May 2022, Hadrian's Temple, the historical seat of the Chamber of Commerce and an architectural jewel of ancient Rome, will change its name to become the Temple of Vibia Sabina and Hadrian in honour of the empress and in line with its true history.

See also

Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Architectural and historical heritage
Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Exhibition venues
Last checked: 2023-10-20 14:46
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