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Aventicum Review

One of the most notable ancient Roman settlements of Switzerland's "Roman era" is the Aventicum, which dates from 58 BC to AD 400. Pride of place goes to the famous Musée et Théâtre Romain (Roman Museum and Theater), where you can still see the remains of an ancient Roman forum, a bathhouse, and an amphitheater where bloodthirsty spectators once watched the games. The collection of Roman antiquities at the town museum is noteworthy, particularly the gold bust of emperor Marcus Aurelius. To get here from Murten, head 8 km (5 miles) southwest to Avenches.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Centrale, Murten, Fribourg 1580
  • Phone: 026/6751727
  • Cost: 4 SF
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., Tues.–Sun. 10–5; Oct. and Feb–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 2–5; Nov.–Jan. Wed.–Sun. 2–5
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  • Location: Murten
Updated: 10-23-2012

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