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- 98%History Buffs
- 76%Art & Design Lovers
- 66%Budget Travelers
- 65%Local Culture
- 58%Family Travelers
- 56%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (218)
- PantheonMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jan 25, 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!
- PantheonMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureFoodies+ 2Jan 14, 2014
The Pantheon is a marvel. It's the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world and built around 146 AD. It was built as a house for all gods but now is a Roman Catholic church in Rome. The architecture is amazing. We had seen it from the outside and our tour manager suggested that we go inside to have a look. It's simply amazing. The height to the oculus and the interior diameter of the inner circle are the same at 142 ft. The oculus itself is the main source of natural light. When we went inside, it was raining and rain was coming in from the ceiling itself. It's a must seen when in Rome and I can't imagine not getting the chance because it's free to enter. The building is set by a gorgeous fountain and there are plenty of shops surrounding it. If you are in Rome, do visit and witness for yourself the majesty that is the Pantheon.
- PantheonMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureFoodies+ 7Jul 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.
- PantheonOct 22, 2013
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.
- PantheonMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureWellness+ 2Sep 07, 2013
Built around the time of Christ, the Pantheon is a magnificent structure and a must see. There is an opening in the ceiling and is absolutely beautiful inside.
- PantheonMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Aug 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.
- PantheonMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Aug 25, 2013
The Pantheon is one of the most amazing buildings on the planet. I swear it's an energy vortex. Sit on a side bench, breathe, meditate, and feel the eons swirl around you. From Roman temple, to medieval church, to tourist attraction, it's held it's own. Zone out, and watch the disc of light from the open portal in the ceiling, circle the room as the sun moves through the sky. I love it. I visit every time I'm in Rome.
- PantheonMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Aug 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.
- PantheonMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureFoodies+ 1Jul 07, 2012
The Pantheon might look a little old and dusty on the outside, but it is truly spectacular once you walk inside. The dome is massive and the light pours in from the opening at the very top of the dome, it's quite an experience.