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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.

Interior

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!

Exterior

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?
    Free!
  • 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

An excellent tour with Stefania, a knowledgeable guide.

Stefania's archeological expertise proved invaluable in making this tour so worthwhile as her passion and enthusiasm for her subject shone through. She was fluent in her delivery and her calm pleasant manner made the experience all the more enjoyable. She is an asset to your company and I would recommend her to others as a guide when booking this tour with your company.

Excellent route, very knowledgable guide

The tour was a great mixture of cycle and information with some great hidden gems... Would highly recommend: very professional and safe set up!

Rome Bike Tour: Monuments and Hidden Gems Reviewed by Beverley, 02/07/2017

Really enjoyable walk spent time in all the right places

Our guide Alfredo was really nice and very knowledgable. He answered all our questions even the silly ones and let us spend time in all the right places. Managed to get some brilliant photos which alfredo was happy to accommodate and even encouraged. At the end he was even kind enough to provide directions and advice on other attractions/places to visit whilst in Rome. Can't recommend him highly enough! P.S remember to wear comfy shoes!

Rome: 3.5-hour Colosseum & Roman Forum Walking Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 01/23/2017

Excellent Tour with Fluent and Experienced Guide

The Guide was very knowledgeable and she did a great job with the tour, providing lot of details. we had good time in the middle to take photos. the tour started from Colosseum and we were taken to Piazza Navona by the end after the 3.5 hrs of great experience. Highly recommended.

It was a great way to start a day in Rome!!

My tour guide took us to Spanish square, Pantheon, Fountain of Trevi and more places to cover most of the major "must-see" spot in Rome in an effective and a healthy way. In the afternoon, I just needed to go to Colosseum and the Vatican to cover the rest of the spot where I wanted to visit. I want to try the same tour at another city where I will be visiting in the future.

Rome: Small Group 6km Morning Running Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 01/22/2017

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