Pantheon, which in translation from Greek means temple, is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome. The pagan temple was built in honour of all the Gods, and was considered to be the home of the Gods. The present building dedicated about 126 AD. The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same 43 m. It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, in large part because it has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a church. Since the Renaissance the Pantheon has been the site of several important burials. Among those buried there are the painters Raphael, king Vittorio Emanuele II. Masses are celebrated there on Sundays and holy days of obligation. Weddings are also held there from time to time.

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    08:30 - 07:30

  • Mon

    00:00 - 07:30, 09:00 - 18:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 18:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 18:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 18:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 18:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 18:00

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  • Adrian Taylor

    5
    - 05 September 2018 -

    The Pantheon is a mightily impressive building in the heart of Rome. When viewed from afar it stands out on the skyline, but when navigating at street level it is well hidden amongst the streets of Rome and appears to you majestically as you approach it around a corner. Inside it is the most striking as you wonder how they built that massive dome 2000 years ago. You have to be inside to appreciate the vastness and genius of engineering to create it. If you go early then you can avoid the crowds, any other times then you can expect your photo's to be crashed by random tourists staring upwards. Please be aware that this is a religious place and as such you should remain as quiet as possible.

  • Cato Liu

    5
    - 05 September 2018 -

    Fantastic location at any time of day with the best part being that it's free. They don't check your bags or anything and is one of the easiest sights to get in and out of. There's a nice square inside as well and it's actually pretty cool (temperature-wise) with some pews so it can be a nice place to take a break. There are some things to look at inside too. It can take anywhere from 5 minutes to much longer to visit.

  • Emils Cirulis

    5
    - 04 September 2018 -

    It's breathtaking place. If you never been there and have never seen it, it will shock you once you see it. When I arrived to the place I walked out via a side street and the moment I saw it I was without words. The size of the place is unreal. The pictures cannot explain the actual size of it. Inside is huge and had good architecture to it. It's beautiful building with huge history behind it. You have to try it, entrance is for free, you don't need to get a guide to get into it unless you are willing to pay for someone to explain what this place is all about. Just keep your bag nearby as there are many people and peacefully walk around the building to explore it's beauty.

  • Owen Jin

    5
    - 02 September 2018 -

    The Pantheon is one of the only places in Rome with free admission. This grand structure is located in a very chill neighborhood. The plaza directly in front of the Pantheon is a great place to people watch or rest. The structure is almost 2000 years old, and is a miracles that it's still preserved as well as it is. The opening at the top allows divine light to enter from the top of the building. I could totally imagine ancient Roman emperors coming to communicate with the gods.

  • Claudia Colantonio

    5
    - 29 August 2018 -

    Il nome deriva dalle parole greche pan (tutto) e theon (divino). Originariamente, infatti, il Pantheon era un piccolo tempio dedicato a tutte le divinità romane. Fu costruito tra il 27 e il 25 a.C. dal console Agrippa che era il prefetto dell'imperatore Augusto. L'interno è un'area circolare con cupola emisferica preceduta da pronaodi con sedici colonne corinzie che sorreggono il timpano che oggi è vuoto ma al tempo dei Romani c'era un altorilievo in bronzo che raffigurava una battaglia tra le amazzoni e i giganti. Ci vorrebbe una giornata intera per descriverlo nei minimi dettagli. Consiglio vivamente di andare a vederlo con i vostri occhi.

  • Flavio Di Pilla

    4
    - 17 August 2018 -

    Nice Place to see in Rome. Nice for going in and look at the fabulous architecture of the time were the Roman Empire was at the highest point. Not must see. A few good restaurants around to drink something or also eat. Not recommended for Lunchtime. In the Pantheon it’s cooler than outside. So in the Summer it is really nice to go in for 10 to 20 minutes. It took us not too long for going in and it’s free.

  • i pm

    5
    - 14 August 2018 -

    What could someone say after 50k+ reviews? It's a true wonder. A huge dome built almost 2,000 years ago and surprisingly well preserved. The artwork inside is truly amazing. It's a not to be missed not because it's free (that's another miracle especially in Italy). Yes, it gets crowded as other people want to see it, too. Security is high but not disturbing. Even the neighborhood is interesting. (Skip the restaurants around here as they tend to be unreasonably expensive offering mediocre quality.)

  • Scott Spurgiesz

    5
    - 27 July 2018 -

    The ocular inside at the top of the free standing dome is really something to behold. There was security around this place. It is remarkably well-kept for being nearly 2,000 years old. The entrance is quite majestic with the pillars launching straight up into the air...and it is so high too! A couple really nice surprises was an extremely talented pianist/singer outside and also the horse drawn carriage available. The little square right outside the pantheon is a nice spot to listen to music, get some good pictures of the outside, and just take it all in.

  • Konstantin Ignatov

    5
    - 24 July 2018 -

    Amazing building that is almost 2000 years old. It is closed in the evenings but still worth visiting as there are less crowds. There are nice restaurants and bars around it and it is a common place for young people to hang out. The building is very interesting from architectural point of view with its huge concrete dome and the supporting columns in front. It is a must-see monument in Rome.

  • Dimah M

    5
    - 24 July 2018 -

    The absolutely stunning building in Rome! One of the oldest building in the city (completed around 125 AD) the unique place for everyone who likes history and architecture. The good news that it’s free of charge but the queues could be quite long so I recommend to come there before 10 AM. It is the one of the most impressive places what I ever seen. But don’t be lazy and check out about this place before you visit.

  • Alexandria Jesse

    - 20 July 2018 -

    The margarita pizza melts in your mouth!

  • Swarmstrong

    - 15 July 2018 -

    Make sure shoulders and knees are covered, otherwise they won't let you in.

  • Jermaine Jefferson

    - 31 May 2018 -

    Very cool architect, one of the coolest buildings to visit in Rome and take pictures.

  • Daniel Grayson

    - 08 May 2018 -

    Wait long enough, and you’ll see every tourist in Rome. But, with that said, it’s a stunning building both within and without.

  • Serdar C.

    - 02 May 2018 -

    Must see place!

  • Russell Caluri

    - 08 April 2018 -

    This place is amazing. Quick visit but worth it. Plus it’s free.

  • Jonathan Chen

    - 26 March 2018 -

    Free admission, beautiful especially when it rains due to open dome roof

  • Daniel Roy

    - 14 March 2018 -

    One of my favorites in Rome. Some great afternoon terrasse options nearby to watch the world go by.

  • Miloš

    - 24 February 2018 -

    One of the more impressive buildings in Rome

  • Γιωργος Μιχελιδακης

    - 20 February 2018 -

    Magnificent. Totally a must

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