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Pantheon

Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Rome, Italy
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  • Pantheon
    Alisha Madeira
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    5 Jun 22, 2014

    Is and always will be one of my favorite places in Rome. To step into the Pantheon on a hot day with little crowds is like stepping into another world. They way the sun shines down on the floor and the peacefulness of the place is just overwhelming. Knowing this incredible building was built at a time when technology and engineering advancements were so much more limited is incredible. Skip other major tourist spots but don't skip this one!

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    Julia P
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    5 Jul 03, 2012

    This is one of my favorite monuments in Rome. It's a functioning church, so open and free to enter. The dome is one of the largest in Europe, and has a hole in the center because, well, that was the best technology they had available over 2000 years ago. So, yes, it rains and snows inside. The giant columns outside are impressive and offer the feeling of touching ancient-ness. If you go at night, it's exceptionally well lit and even more atmospheric since the crowds are gone. However, the real reason I love the Pantheon is that I once saw a funeral here (bear with me) and at the end, as they brought the coffin out, the whole crowd applauded, as if to appreciate this one person's proverbial hour upon the stage.

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    5 Apr 28, 2014

    One of the wonders of the world. If you're not impressed by this, you're dead inside. Just be careful with the crowds in the high season. Best visited in the autumn.

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    Erin K
    5 Jun 22, 2014

    The Pantheon is my favorite historical building in Rome, even if it can be a tourist trap. I love the architecture; the cool, dimmed lighting inside; and I especially love it in the late afternoon, when the massive crowds have started to dissipate and you can take your time looking at all the beautiful sculptures and tombs inside (my favorite is the Tomb of Raphael, simple but elegant). I also like (and this is where the kid in me comes out) finding all the drainage holes in the floor for when the rain comes through the dome's oculus.

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    Steve Hunter
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    3 Jul 26, 2013

    This is the Mona Lisa of buildings...one hears the name and expects this huge building on a hill...when it is actually a relatively small building on the ground within the city. Regardless it's pretty cool and worth going to.

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    Rich Carriero
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    5 Sep 25, 2013

    The Pantheon was my favorite place to visit when I was in Rome. This 2000 year old basilica is a marvel of engineering. To this day architects do not know the mixture of concrete that was used to achieve the strength and lightness of the grand dome. Go during midday when a beam of sunshine illuminates the interior. The atmosphere is absolutely electric and will make you feel as if you are in the presence of the emperors themselves.

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    Stephen Bugno
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    5 Aug 25, 2013

    I say this is the most amazing dome in the world. It is perfection and it's been in place for centuries. It's free and while in Rome, you've got to go inside.

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    5 Aug 22, 2013

    Rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in 126 AD, the Pantheon was originally a temple to the Roman gods and is today a Catholic church, example of stunning architecture, burial place of Raphael, and is one of the examples of Rome's great free attractions.

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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    The fact that is still is pretty much intact is a miracle and it truly an amazing place to visit.

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    5 Apr 20, 2013
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    5 Mar 07, 2012
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    5 Nov 25, 2013

    Pantheon is another breath-taking place in Rome. Another place that is rich in history. The artist Raphael's tomb is inside and so is the first king of Italy. I would definitely go back to Rome.

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    5 Nov 26, 2013

    Like the Grand Canyon, it's hard to imagine how grand the Pantheon is until you're there. Unlike the Grand Canyon, I didn't get bored of the Pantheon after five minutes of staring at it. Built under 100 years of the time of Christ, it's still magnificent today. It's the world's largest un-reinforced dome, a tribute to the architectural genius of the ancient Romans. Being inside, looking up at the oculus and gazing at the works of art throughout, is truly a magical experience.

    Definitely a must-see for anyone coming to Rome.

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    5 Aug 29, 2012

    Staring up at that ceiling is amazing. How did they do it!? Make sure you check when mass is before you get there as you can't get in when it is going on. I made that mistake the first time.

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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The Pantheon is an ancient temple, sacred to all the gods of the world. It's a beautiful place, that should be even more beautiful now, as its renovation is finished.

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    5 Jun 01, 2013
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    5 Dec 24, 2013
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    5 Dec 23, 2013
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    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Aug 28, 2013

    It's another historic gem located in the heart of Rome. If possible, if you're in Rome during the summer, I would advise visiting the Pantheon during the day but come back at night. While the Pantheon will be closed, the outside will be lit up in a golden ray against the sapphire blue sky.

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    4 Jul 02, 2013
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4.5 out of 5
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Commissioned by Marcus Agrippa, restored by Domitian, and subsequently rebuilt by Hadrian (who added the dome), the Pantheon was turned into a church in the early 7th Century by Pope Boniface IV. The building's sole source of light is the opening at the dome's apex (the oculus). Many famous Italians are buried in the Pantheon, including Renaissance painter Raphael and King Vittorio Emanuele I.

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