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Pantheon

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Pantheon.

Pantheon features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Rome City Guide3-day Rome City Guide5-day Rome City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • The world's largest unreinforced concrete dome
  • One of the best preserved Roman buildings

Time required: 30 minutes

Phone: +39 06 68300230

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Monday - Saturday: 8:30am - 7:30pm
Sunday: 9am - 6pm

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: Free

Public transport:

  • Bus nr 40, 64: Largo Argentina stop

Address: Piazza della Rotonda 12, Rome

Things you need to know:

  • Pantheon was built by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all gods of Ancient Rome around 27 BC
  • The building burnt down twice, it was rebuilt in its current form by Emperor Hadrian around 126 AD
  • It is one of the best preserved of all Roman buildings
  • In the 7th century Pantheon became a Roman Catholic church dedicated to St. Mary and the Martyrs
  • 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 (the central opening in the dome) and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3 metres (142 ft)

What to do there:

  • Start your tour on the square of Piazza della Rotunda in front of the pantheon
  • Take a view of the Obelisk-topped fountain
  • Walk around in this almost perfectly preserved dome but do not miss: the Main Altar, the Oculus, the Tomb of Rafael and the Tomb of Victor Emanuel II

 

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