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Temple of Augustus

Local name: Augustus hram

Temple of Augustus is a well-preserved temple, dated to the beginning of the 1st century AD. It was built in honor of the emperor Octavian Augustus, who after his death in 16 AD was included in the gods 'Divus Augustus'. The building, 18x8 m and 14 m high, was probably built during the emperor's lifetime.

The Temple of Augustus was part of the temple complex, which included two other, now non-existent objects - a similar-sized temple of Diana and the largest, centrally located main temple. Currently, the Temple of Augustus houses a lapidarium, where you can see preserved fragments of Roman ornaments and sculptures.

During the Byzantine reign, the Temple of Augustus was used as a church, then a stable and a granary. Damaged during World War II, in 1947 it was restored and under conservation protection. In March 2014, the roof of the temple was restored.


Attractions inside

    Temple of Augustus map
    Forum b.b.52100 Pula , Croatia