Basilica of Pæstum

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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 the capitals, an illustration of the design according to which buildings, like men, should swell up under strain of effort and shrink back under that of weight.

Useful information

Address : 

Via Sacra

Opening hours

8am-noon, 4pm-8pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Pæstum's Forum
Pæstum's Forum
In the centre of the city, a portico and
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Surrounding wall of Pæstum
Surrounding wall of Pæstum
5 km long, this attractive surrounding
1:00
Temple of Neptune
Temple of Neptune
Magnificently preserved, this Doric
1:30
Pæstum Museum
Pæstum Museum
Among the objects found on the site,
2:00
Small underground temple
Small underground temple
This was undoubtedly a cenotaph devoted
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Temple of Hera
Temple of Hera
Built at the end of the 6C BC, this
1:30
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Pæstum's Forum
Pæstum's Forum
In the centre of the city, a portico and
0:30
Surrounding wall of Pæstum
Surrounding wall of Pæstum
5 km long, this attractive surrounding
1:00
Temple of Neptune
Temple of Neptune
Magnificently preserved, this Doric
1:30
See all