Museo dell'Ara Pacis - Exterior

Left Side - facing the Tiber River

The expansive, partitioned glass wall along the left side of the museum provides dramatic views of the Ara Pacis within. Because the ground level outside approximates that of the Ara Pacis base within, this is the one position from which one can view one of the two processional friezse from approximately the same angles as seen when the altar was first constructed. On the opposite side of the museum, the ground level is far below the Ara Pacis, distorting views of the other processional frieze.