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Typology: Monuments

Address

Address: Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Telephone: info 0039 06 39967700 (lun-ven 9.00-18.00; sab 9.00-14.00)
Telephone purchase: Singoli: 06 399 67 700 - Gruppi: 06 399 67 450 - Scuole: 06 399 67 200

Opening times

The site is opened on 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month 

Information

Full: €5.50
Single booking: €2.00
Modalità di partecipazione: Booking recommended

Booking

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Description

Discovered by accident in 1936, the Mitreo di Palazzo Barberini (a site dedicated to the Persian God Mithras) this, together with a similar example at S. Prisca, is a rare example of Roman depictions of the God Mithras. It is typical of the cult, having a rectangular room with a barrel shaped vault and lateral balconies in which a communal meal was shared. The room was made inside a building which dates back to the second century AD although the room itself was used in the third century. Of great interest in this particular case, however, are the representations of the God slaying a bull, the various astrological symbolism and ten small paintings, telling the story, almost in cartoon fashion, of Mithras himself.

Educational activities

ATTENTION services temporary not available

Visits for individuals
second and 4th Saturday of every month
hours: 10 am
languages: Italian
persons: max 15
duration: 1 hour
price: € 5,50
booking: suggested
Visits for groups
second and 4th Saturday of every month
hours: 9am - 11am
languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
persons: max 15
duration: 1 hour
price: visit € 130,00
booking: required

Information and booking
individuals: 0039 06 39967700 Mondays-Fridays 9am-6pm Saturdays 9am-2pm
groups: 0039 06 39967450 Mondays-Fridays 9am-6pm Saturdays 9am-2pm
schools: 0039 06 39967200 Mondays-Fridays 9am-6pm Saturdays 9am-2pm

See also

Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Museums
Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Architectural and historical heritage
Last checked: 2014-10-07 9:59