Roman Forum Interesting Facts

View of the Roman Forum
The Roman Forum


The Roman Forum is a rectangular plaza located in Rome Italy surrounded by ancient Roman ruins. For centuries this area in the city of Rome served as the cultural center of ancient Rome; it is one of the main tourist attractions in Italy. The Roman Forum attracts over 4 million visitors per year. The Romans built numerous structures here including temples, government buildings, and monuments. Today the ruins of many of these structures still stand. On this page are lists of interesting facts about the Roman Forum including where it is located, why it is so famous, and what important structures are located there. This short description is written for both kids and adults.

Roman Forum Basic Facts

Roman Forum Structures

Below is a list of some of the main structures which still stand, in various degrees of ruin, in the Roman Forum