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Roman Architecture : Historic Buildings in Rome

Traditional Architectural Designs in Rome and around the Mediterranean

post updated 27 Feb 2020

Roman Buildings

We select the key examples of Roman Architecture. e-architect try to include ancient architectural projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both. These historic buildings and structures are all in Rome, Italy – we hope to bring further examples of Roman architecture from outwith the city soon.

Key Rome Buildings, alphabetical – all photos © Adrian Welch:

The Pantheon
Built for Hadrian
The Pantheon Rome

Colosseo – Colosseum, Campitelli
Colosseum Roman Architecture

Forum Romanum – Roman Forum
Roman Forum Buildings

Castel S.Angelo – Hadrian’s Mausoleum
Hadrian’s Mausoleum Roman Architecture

Arco di Constantino – Constantine’s Arch
Constantine’s Arch Rome

Arco di Giano
Arco di Giano Roma

Santa Maria in Cosmedin, south Rome
Santa Maria in Cosmedin Roman Architecture

Santa Pudenziana
one of the oldest churches in Rome, southwest of Santa Maria Maggiore
Santa Pudenziana Roma

Teatro di Marcello – Marcellus’ Theatre
Teatro di Marcello Roma

Terme di Carcalla – Baths of Caracalla

Key Roman Public Spaces

Area Sacra, Largo Argentina, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
ancient roman remains, various centuries
Area Sacra Roma

Campo de’ Fiori
Campo de' Fiori

Circo Massimo – Circus Maximus, southeast Rome
Circus Maximus Roman Architecture
former home of chariot racing

Fontane di Trevi – Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain Rome

Forum Traiano – Trajan’s Forum

Piazza Colonna, Via del Corso
Column erected 2nd C AD – honours Marcus Aurelius
Piazza Colonna Roman Architecture

Piazza della Rotunda – facing The Pantheon
Piazza della Rotunda Roman Architecture

Piazza del Campidoglio, Monte Capitolino

Piazza del Popolo
plan, with twin churches to south: Carlo Rainaldi
Piazza del Popolo

Piazza di Quirinale, northeast Rome
Piazza di Quirinale

Piazza della Republicca
Piazza della Republicca Roman Architecture

Piazza di Montecitorio
6th C BC, erected 1792

Piazza di Spagna

Piazza Navona – ancient circuit transformed in Baroque era
Piazza Navona Rome

More Roman Buildings online soon

Location: Rome, Italy

Famous Roman Structure, no image

Trajan’s Column – Colonna Traiana, Trajan’s Forum

Project beside Roman Building

Carré d’Art, Nimes, France
Foster + Partners
Carre d’Art Nimes
Nigel Young, Foster & Partners

Carre d’Art Nimes
The Carré d’Art shows how a building project, backed by an enlightened political initiative, can not only encourage a dialogue between ancient and modern architectures but can also provide a powerful catalyst for reinvigorating the social and physical fabric of a city. The challenge was to relate the new to the old, but at the same time to create a building that represented its own age with integrity. The site faces the Maison Carre, a perfectly preserved Roman temple.

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