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5 historical facts about the Pantheon

Until the 20th century The Pantheon was the largest concrete structure in the world and a source of architectural study for Michelangelo among others! Here's some intersting facts for you to digest before you plan a visit.

Historical use

As one of the oldest functioning structures in Rome, the Pantheon has had many uses. Primarily, it is a burial place for several important Italian historical figures.

Architecture of the dome

The first instinct when you enter the Pantheon is to look up in awe at the magnificent dome overhead. It is the world's largest dome made of unreinforced solid concrete.


When you enter the Pantheon and look around you'll notice tombs set into the walls. Audio guides and tours are avaliable to explain more about who's who!


While it's famous for its rotunda, the Pantheon's grand portico entrance is a sight to behold in itself. Take a moment to wander amongst the beautiful corinthian columns before you leave.

The oculus

The only source of light in the Pantheon comes from the Oculus in the ceiling. This large hole floods the room with light and instantly draws the eye!

Pantheon: Our Tips

What are the opening times?

Opening times vary throughout the year. The Basilica is open weekdays from 9:00AM to 7:30PM. On Sunday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. On public holidays that fall during the workweek, the Basilica will stay open from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Closed on: January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.

How much does it cost to visit?

Not a thing. The Pantheon is free to visit all year round! This makes it the perfect spot to pop in and out of on a trip to Rome, or to linger a while longer and take a guided tour.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Monday - Saturday 9:00AM to 7:30PM. Sunday 9:00AM to 1:00PM.
  • What is the price?
  • Will I need a guide?
    Nope, feel free to wander. However, audio guides and tours are available if you want to enhance your experience.
  • How to get there
    You can easily get the Pantheon by foot. It's located near the Trevi Fountain and there are plenty of signposts.
  • Additional tips
    This site is still an active Catholic church and place of prayer so remember to speak softly and dress respectably.

What People Are Saying About Pantheon

Great activity if time in Rome is limited. Great to have a local guide

All very efficient. Ear pieces meant you could hear exactly what the guide was saying. Pretty much saw all key sights with guide avoiding crowded areas and showing best views etc.
Skip the Line: Colosseum and Rome Walking Tour Reviewed by Rebecca, 10/23/2016

our guide was fantastic and full of knowledge

we would have never been able to learn as much about Rome if we did not go on this tour.
Skip the Line: Colosseum and Rome Walking Tour Reviewed by Cathleen, 10/17/2016

A great experience that's well worth doing

A great Segway experience with Olef. Taught us to ride the Segway then expertly guided us around the amazing city of Rome. His knowledge of Rome is to be applauded and his delivery was great too. A really great and fun way to see thus amazing city.

Breathtaking Ruins and greatly matched with excellent tour guide

Our guide Priscilla is excellent. She's informative and the guide has a good flow/story to it. The entire tour was interesting and sufficient photo taking time was granted. Most importantly, it's a small group of 7
Rome: 3.5-hour Colosseum & Roman Forum Walking Tour Reviewed by Wah Chyun, 10/12/2016

Informative . friendly. Outstanding magnifico thank you Giuseppe!.

We had a wonderful time and the best way to see Rome We definitely would recommend Giuseppe! Thanks again
Skip the Line: Colosseum and Rome Walking Tour Reviewed by Louisa, 10/07/2016

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