Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Nearly 2,000 years old, Pantheon is the only building from the Greco-Roman world that has remained substantially intact and in continuous use throughout its long history. A marvel of ancient architecture, it still boasts the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. Originally designed to be a temple to all the gods of the ancient Rome, the site has been used as a Roman Catholic church, dedicated to St. Mary, since the seventh century. The building features large, granite Corinthian columns. Don't skip this site if it's raining; seeing and hearing the rain pouring into this ancient building through the hole in the ceiling is a special experience. Make Pantheon a part of your Rome vacation plans using our Rome travel itinerary maker.
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Wonderful place. Very interesting for their architecture and engineering design. It deserves a visite whatever your age is
As with most things in Rome you can't miss this. It is so well preserved it is remarkable. A must see
One of the most amazing buildings in the world. To stand below the open dome is awe inspiring. To envision construction 2,000 years ago is mind blowing. Beautiful art work and interesting history of t... read more »
Don't let the long lines stop you from going inside. The inside is magnificent, with the largest unreinforced concrete dome without a key stone in the centre. In the back left of the Pantheon, there is the tomb of Raphael. The lines moves fast so wait for it, it's well worth it.
If you see nothing else in Rome, go visit the Pantheon. Like the Coliseum, this ancient building is an architectural marvel that today is unrivaled. It is a church today, but it free to the public. Lines go quickly to enter even on a crowded day and you can spend as much time inside as you like exploring this well maintained rotunda.
Absolutely stunning anchor to central Rome. The views from the square are stunning and only matched by the incredible views inside. The ceiling symmetry is something to behold along with all of the rest of the interior. While it can get busy, it is free and has liberal open hours. Go see the exterior at night as well.
What could I possibly say about the Pantheon? I couldn't go inside as that has to be sorted way in advance with reservations and all. A neat spot to sit and people watch. You may have a clown performing for the tourists there. And I saw horse carriages for those that wished for a ride. I prefer sitting there after sunset. Great spot to people watch and take it all in.
Shirell B doesn't know what she's talking about. What were you 'hoping for' anyway? It's nearly 2,000 years old and it still looks amazing. If you look at other monuments of a similar age I'm sure they wouldn't look as impressive. It does attract a lot of people because of that fact, and IT'S FREE so sorry about that. The crowds add to the atmosphere anyway... apart from the ones who think it's only worth 3 stars. It's one of the most beautiful and impressive sites Rome has to offer. If you're not impressed then you seriously need to get a life.
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