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Augustus Temple, Pula: 18 reviews and 33 photos

  Looking onto the structure from forum center
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  • Looking onto the structure from forum center - Pula
      Looking onto the structure from forum center
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      Orante archival
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  • Monumetn inside - Pula
      Monumetn inside
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  • Archaeological piece on display inside - Pula
      Archaeological piece on display inside
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  • Angle showing small structure - Pula
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This temple is from around 2nd century BC to before the death of Augustus in 14AD, for which the temple is dedicated. Besides that dedication, it also is a commemoration for Goddess Roma, a deity from the Greek era. The structure was converted into a church during Byzantine times, so it was preserved for centuries. The building was built on a pedestal porch and the columns are 57 feet high and the building 27 feet wide. Today it is a lapidarium and has some/not many stone archaeological pieces. WWII severely damaged the building, and some how they rebuilt it, and it looks just like it would have back 2,000 years ago. HOw is that?
Entry fee is $2 and takes about 2 minutes to see the small inside. Open 9-6 daily

Directions: In the Forum square by Riva

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 6, 2010
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