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

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

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    09:00 - 18:00

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    09:00 - 18:00

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    09:00 - 18:00

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Reviews

  • Josh Salaiz

    5
    - 02 June 2018 -

    One of the few buildings in Rome that are all original. No need to buy tickets, you can walk right in and not have to spend much time there. The place is fairly small in terms of sq. ft. (comparing to other major sites around it) but has so much much history! The dome, the entrance and everything inside is stunning!

  • Spencer Drager

    5
    - 30 May 2018 -

    Beautiful ancient creation. Definitely worth a visit. The line outside moves quickly--even during a pretty busy time we were able to get in and out without much trouble. And it is free! The interior contains multiple views. I don't think anything like this quite exists outside of Rome.

  • tom hankins

    5
    - 30 May 2018 -

    Don't be scared by the long queue outside. It's not a long wait and as soon as you're inside you won't regret it for a second. Astonishing building. The sunlight beam through the roof is beautiful, so go on a clear day around noon! Walk around this area, through all the little alleys. Very good atmosphere:)

  • Mulga Bill

    5
    - 26 May 2018 -

    A very interesting place to visit. There were performing musicians outside the Pantheon who were very skilled and a joy to listen to. The Pantheon itself is a marvellous building with many art works inside. It must be respected as it is a church that regularly has mass inside. Entry is free. Outside the Pantheon beware of beggars. After having given money to one African guy he kept pestering us for more and more money. We walked away from him after an initial contribution. There were numerous beggars in the area.

  • Meena Patel

    5
    - 17 May 2018 -

    This is hands down my favourite building ever! The sight of such an old building still standing in front of you is incredible and the inside does not disappoint! I actually had goosebumps! Would recommend picking up a guided tour which I wasn't able to do due to time restrictions but, will definitely come back!

  • Sherena Wellington

    5
    - 04 May 2018 -

    What a stunning building. Impressive inside and out. A place of worship so shoulders and knees must be covered. Free to enter. The sculptures on the inside are worth spending a few minutes each to observe. There are also interesting facts scattered about and an audio guide available. The top has an opening that allows air and light in but also rain but it won't hinder too much on your visit. You also have to speak softly as it is a Holy Place. Don't forget the fountain in the front, also very beautiful.

  • tom hankins

    5
    - 02 May 2018 -

    Don't be scare by the long queue outside. It's not a long wait and as soon as you're inside you won't regret it for a second. Astonishing building. The sunlight beam through the roof is beautiful, so go on a clear day around noon! Walk around this area, through all the little alleys. Very good atmosphere:)

  • Alan

    4
    - 19 April 2018 -

    Stunning must see go early to avoid crowds. We listened to concert by youth orchestra. Rome is a delight like this as these things just seem to happen while surrounded by 2000 year old remains and medieval buildings. The surrounding piazza is fun and lively

  • Dean Lee

    5
    - 09 April 2018 -

    Another must see site in Rome. Probably one of the most iconic buildings in the world and it's also FREE to enter. The architecture of this building is truly incredible and it is hard to believe how old it really is, not to mention how they built it! A stunning masterpiece that should be seen by everyone! The only annoying thing, as with all main attractions in Rome, is the street sellers... the bracelet scammers, the annoying toy sellers, the fake Roman guards who are very rude and aggressive and that's just naming a few! Do not buy from them and don't let them take photos for you etc, unless you want to be chased down for your Euros. They tend to aim their acts at children to make you feel guilty etc, incredibly pathetic people who should really be banned from the great city of Rome. Also, in regards to eating on the square, I would advise against it... the prices are very high and the food is not great. The locals in Rome in fact are strictly against people eating in the square of the Pantheon. You will see many buildings have closed down here due them not making enough money! (the rent is 40,000-60,000 Euros per month). If you need to eat or have a drink, walk around 50 metres and there's some nice places such as a world famous coffee shop. I would also recommend stopping in Ginger which is a great restaurant for lunch or drinks.

  • Mike Van Amburgh

    5
    - 26 January 2018 -

    An amazing example of Roman engineering ingenuity. Headed towards 2000 years of age and looking great. A wonderful piece of history to help current generations understand how far we have come (or not) with our ability to build something that will last as long. As i ask my students, what are you going to leave behind that will be as remarkable 2000 years from now?

  • 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

  • Mike Melon

    - 06 February 2018 -

    Outstanding and majestic! A must see in Rome

  • Karen Horrocks

    - 09 January 2018 -

    Go at night x

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