In the Augusteum, a temple dedicated to the first Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus, one is able to learn about the cult to the emperor, the theatrical pomp and the displays of great wealth and prestige devised by the priests. As a means of spreading the imperial ideology, it relied on a great decorative richness, as is evidenced by the quarried marble floors, marking the splendour of a bygone era.
When close to the Forum, one can explore this meeting and market place dating from Roman times, which was an important religious, administrative, political and economic centre.
High season (1st July to 15th September)
Tuesday to Sunday 10.30h to 15.30h
Mid-season (15th March to 30th June and 16th September to 1st November)*
Saturdays and Sundays 10.30h to 15.30h (from Tuesday to Sunday during Semana Santa, or Easter Week).
Low season (2nd November to 14th March)*
Saturdays and Sundays 10.30h to 15.30h
*Open on other days only for groups with prior reservations.