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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

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

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

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

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 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!

Our insider 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 should I visit?
    Monday - Saturday 9:00AM to 7:30PM. Sunday 9:00AM to 1:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    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 information
    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

Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 10,852 reviews

Esperienza molto positiva. Sono riuscita a vedere tutta la città con una guida personale ( guida esperta e molto preparata). L’esperienza è molto ben fatta perché nella piena autonomia ti permette di visitare la città sfruttando 2 circuiti. Il promo parte dal Colosseo e il secondo da San Pietro. Entrambe hanno una frequenza di circa 1,5 ore tra una partenza e l’altra. La guida attraverso il suo smartphone parlava e spiegava la città e io la ascoltavo dal mio telefono attraverso l’integrazione di una radioguida digitale. Ho potuto godere appieno della libertà di seguire, lasciare e riprendere il tour guidato e sfruttare pure percorsi alternativi utilizzando a volte l’audio guida geo-localizzata che sempre attraverso il mio smartphone mi offriva percorsi e informazioni. La società sembra essere italiana e sono fiera di questa eccellenza nazionale. Ottima esperienza. La suggerisco

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If you are visiting Rome for only a couple of days, this is a must. You get to see all the famous attractions. I would recommend getting the 9am bus from the termini and doing the whole circle. Stay on the bus and get off at the Vatican for the 12noon walking tours. We managed to do 3 of the 4 walking tours which were all excellent

Rome: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour Reviewed by

This was an enjoyable tour, and it was helpful having a guide to see some of the main things of Rome like the Pantheon, Spanish steps and Piazza Navona, as well as peeking inside some magnificent churches. It was a lot of fun, I’d definitely recommend this tour to anyone still unsure about using a guide.

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Booked this last minute as there wasn't a lot of options of things to do but so pleased I did. What a great way of doing a walking tour! Guide was amazing but the extra benefits of the app just made it perfect! Highly recommend this if you visit Rome.

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by

Loved this tour! The guides were so friendly and knowledgeable and really helped us to get up close and personal with the city. I've done a lot of hop on hop off buses and I actually prefer and would recommend this walking option.

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