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IL TEMPIO DEI DIOSCURI

This temple dates from circa 450 BC. There is not much left of this temple though, just 3 elegant... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
The iconic three columns in the Roman Forum

Just three graceful columns stand of this very ancient building, the Temple of Castor and Pollux... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
SpanishStepsApt
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Tempio di Castore e Polluce is in the Roman Forum and you will see it during your visit there. It was constructed in the early 5th century BC to Dioscuri, the twin sons of Zeus and Leda. The name Dioscuri derives from the Greek...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This temple dates from circa 450 BC. There is not much left of this temple though, just 3 elegant Corinthian columns, topped by a short piece of the architrave. It is great for a photo. The 3 white columns against a blue sky backdrop is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Just three graceful columns stand of this very ancient building, the Temple of Castor and Pollux (Tempio dei Dioscuri), the twins. Legend tells these heroes (the sons of Jupiter and Leda) appeared on this spot to help the forces of the Roman Republic overcome the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

The temple of Castor and Pollux dates back to about 500BC when the republic defeated the last king of Rome. It was damaged in the first century and rebuilt by Tiberius. Only three columns remain, of the original ~40. The columns are Corinthian. Good to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank jcrossBdV
Reviewed 5 April 2016

There is really nothing to see here and it is difficult to imagine what it once looked like due to several rebuilds in the area. All that is remaining are three corinthian columns and the dentil cap. One of several ruins similarly reconstructed in the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank JT_Turner3
Reviewed 2 March 2016

You can see three white colums, a rest of a temple in ruins of the two brothers Castor and Pollux on Forum Romanum; On Monte Cavallo, Piazza Quirinale, two statues of this two roman brothers are to admire.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 25 October 2015

The Temple of Castor and Pollux is also known as the Temple of the Dioscuri which in Latin means twins as Castor and Pollux were the twin brothers of Helen of Troy. The remains of this temple--only 3 columns--are located in the Roman Forum on...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

You are in the Roman forum and you will pass the Temple of Castor and Pollox. Although not much remains of the original building, it is iconic nonetheless. Worth stopping for a couple of moments to appreciate the grandeur.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank RonnieAnderson
Reviewed 14 June 2015

If you aren't paying attention you'll stroll right by this one that was built to honor the twin - Castor and Pollux - more than 2500 years ago. Very little of it remains standing today, but to think that someone stood here that long ago...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank JChB64
Reviewed 2 June 2015

You will already be in the area of the Roman Forum so take a few extra minutes and include the Temple of Castor & Pollux. While not a lot of the original buildings there are in ruins, they are worth taking a look at. Plus...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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