Temple of Castor and Pollux

Local nameTemplum Castoris
LocationRome, Italy

The Temple of Castor and Pollux is an ancient temple in the Roman Forum, Rome, central Italy. It was originally built in gratitude for victory at the Battle of Lake Regillus. Castor and Pollux were the Dioscuri, the "twins" of Gemini, the twin sons of Zeus and Leda. Their cult came to Rome from Greece via Magna Graecia and the Greek culture of Southern Italy.The Roman temple is one of a number of known Dioscuri temples remaining from antiquity.

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Opening hours

Open daily:
last Oct Sun - Feb 15: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Feb 16 - Mar 15: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Mar 16 - last Mar Sat: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
last Mar Sun - Aug 31: 8:30 am - 7:15 pm
Sep 1 - Sep 30: 8:30 am - 7 pm
Oct 1 - Oct 24: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
(Last admission one hour before closing.)

Closure on Jan 1, May 1, Dec 25.
Opening hours may vary - for more information, please check the official website.


Entrance is included in two-day combined ticket valid for visit of Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.

Adults: €12
EU citizens (18-25): €7.50
+ On-line reservation fee: €2

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Castor_and_Pollux

Official site http://www.coopculture.it/en/heritage.cfm?id=4

Phone +39 06 399 67 700

Address Forum Romanum, Rome, Latium, 00186, Italy

Coordinates 41°53'30.072" N 12°29'8.246" E

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