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16/09/2016 - 19/03/2017


Type: Contemporary Art

“Lapidarium” is a contemporary monumental sculpture exhibition taking place in the suggestive archeological area of Rome, conceived by the Mexican Artist Gustavo Aceves. The itinerary starting from the “Arco di Costantino” passing by “piazza del Colosseo”to end  up at Mercati di Traiano.

“Lapidarium” is composed by 40 sculptures – height from 3 to 8 meters in some cases long up to 12 meters. It is a project in progress, with size and ambition out of the ordinary. During his tour around the world this project  will grow step by step to include around 100 different works.

With “Lapidarium” Aceves is trying to give a dynamic and strong answer to one of the most pressing and contentious issues of our times: the migratory emergency. The artist achieves this aim by giving shape to the idea that this crisis is deeply rooted in the ancient history, representing every sculpture in Lapidarium a moment of a particular diaspora of ancient history.


Mercati e Foro di Traiano
Opening hours

16 September 2016 - 19 March 2017
Everyday 9.30-19.30
24 and 31 December: 9.30am - 2.00pm;
Last admission 1 hour before closing time
Closed 25 December.
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Entrance ticket

Every first Sunday of the month free admission for residents in Rome and in the metropolitan city area. 

Ticket for the museum and the exhibition "Lapidarium 16.09.2016-19.03.2017":
Adults € 11,50
Concessions € 9,50
Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID):
Adults € 9,50
Concessions € 7,50

Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card and ATM

Concessions and free admission


Online tickets
The printed receipt entitles you to jump the queue at the ticket office and quickly pick up your ticket.



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