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  • 1 Temple of Neptune Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 84063 Paestum

    Magnificently preserved, this Doric style temple is from the 5C BC. The prevailing impression when you are there is of a fragile and inexplicable harmony. Perhaps it is due to the art of the architect, who endowed the horizontal lines with an imperce..

  • 2 Temple of Hera Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 84063 Paestum

    Built at the end of the 6C BC, this temple has a mixture of styles: note the external Doric colonnade which gives an impression of power, contrasting with the grace of the Ionic columns inside. To the side of the temple stands the sacrificial altar.

  • 3 Basilica Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 84063 Paestum

    Th oldest temple in the town (dated to the 6C BC) was devoted it seems to Hera, sister and wife of Zeus, known later by the Romans as Juno. You will notice its archaic character: swollen centre of columns and pronounced compression of the spine of th..

  • 4 Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    v. Magna Grecia I - 84063 Paestum

    Among the objects found on the site, there are the metopes, Doric 6C BC bas-reliefs, the tomb of the diver, a rare example of Greek funerary painting: the plunge, an allegory of the passage from life to death, symbolises the jump past the columns of ..

  • 5 Surrounding wall Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Cinta Muraria I - 84063 Paestum

    5 km long, this attractive surrounding wall in the shape of a trapezium opens to the south through the gate of Justice opening onto the Via Sacra; further on, among cypresses and oleander, the ruins of the houses and the temples stand, built in attra..

  • 6 Forum

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 84063 Paestum

    In the centre of the city, a portico and shops surround the forum. The public monuments of the old town are open: the curie, the macellum (covered market), the comitium (where they elected their magistrates), and the temple of Peace. To the east, the..

  • 7 Small underground temple

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 84063 Paestum

    This was undoubtedly a cenotaph devoted to the cult of the city's founder deified after his death. Many objects (vases, painted tombs...) have been discovered there and are today on show in the museum. An emotive detail: in the vases, honey two thous..

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