Pyramid in Rapa

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  • 7-12
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The Pyramid in Rapa is a 16 meter high stone structure, which is the tomb of the Prussian Baron Friedrich von Fahrenheid and his family.

Baron, an avid collector and patron of the art department and artists, student of lectures by Immanuel Kant, interested in ancient Egypt, was fascinated by the stories of remarkable properties related to the pyramids, so he decided to build a similar one on his properties. It's been designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen, the famous Danish sculptor, who created as well the Copernicus monument in Warsaw and the tomb-monument of Pius VII in the St. Peter's basilica in Rome.

The purpose of the construction of the pyramid-shaped tomb was to create the conditions to embalm the body.

The tomb was devastated during World War II, but in the nineties of the twentieth century, it was renovated and included in the list of monuments.

The entrance is bricked but we can see the inside through the glassless windows.

Pyramid in Rapa

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Opening days and hours:

no limits

Tickets adults:
free admission
Tickets children:
free admission



Updated on

Tuesday, 04 October 2016

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