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Pantheon, Rome

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Architectural Building
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. Arrange to visit Pantheon and other attractions in Rome using our Rome road trip tool.
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  • Guide was late, rushed us through in 50 minutes or less. Made stupid jokes instead of teaching us about the Pantheon and kept adding other people to the tour during the middle of it so who knows if.....  more »
  • You must read the history of the buidling before going in to the Pantheon! It explains a lot about the building and will help you understand what for wonderfull building it is. The row can be long...  more »
  • Iconic. Amazing place. Possibly the best place I visited in Rome. Free to enter as it's still a working Church. From the outside is big, "round" and imposing concrete. Inside it's detailed, colourful and instills a need for quiet. Originally a Roman Temple it was dedicated to numerous god's (hence the name) and holds the body of Raphael. There are audio and video points (couple of euros) which give a good overview of the place.
  • Smaller than I thought but still quite beautiful monument. I wouldn't have made the effort to go there for this specifically if I knew. Could be visited as part of a nice shopping round. The area is good for shopping anyway. Took nice pictures.

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