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Pantheon

Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Rome, Italy
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    Manuela Nadin
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    4 Apr 16, 2013

    The Pantheon, built in the year 118 as the Roman temple of all gods, is the best preserved ancient building in Rome. Its vast dome has a circular opening at the top that lets in the only light. In the seventh century early Christians turned the Pantheon into a church. In front of Pantheon there's a beautiful piazza with a fountain, many cafe, and a beautiful hotel.

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    Pasquale Iannino Jr.
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    4 Mar 19, 2013

    I was not able to go inside at the time but from outside it looked great! Next time I will enter.

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    Sara Collinge
    3 Mar 17, 2013

    Situated on a historical square with several reasonably priced cafes and restaurants, the Pantheon is really nice to look at whilst soaking up some sun and the atmosphere. Great place to do some shopping too. Not much to see inside though.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Mar 10, 2013

    The Pantheon doesn't look like much from the outside, and I even passed it several times before I realized what it is. It's easy to get tunnel vision in Rome since there is so much to see and do.

    On the inside, it's beautifully decorated with a collection of statues to various gods, although probably not all of them as the name suggests. There's an aperture at the top of the dome so a beam of light traverses the floor as the sun moves.

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    Katie Pierce
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    4 Feb 27, 2013

    In a city known for its impressive history, the Pantheon stands out due to its unique structural details such as the oculus. It's located in the Piazza della Rotonda, which boasts an Egyptian obelisk and beautiful fountain.

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    Leigh Virkus
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    4 Jan 14, 2013

    This is a great free attraction right in the middle of Rome and very close to some great gelato (you must have some). This site is in great condition because it has been continually used instead of being a place to get raw material for your house or something. Take a good guide book with you to understand it's importance.

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    Ceylan Menemenli
    5 Dec 18, 2012

    It is amazing that we are actually able to see & touch 2000 year old temple... besides it is very well preserved... I enjoy just to sit there & try to imagine this place 2000 year ago...

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    Deborah Thompson
    5 Dec 14, 2012

    One of Rome’s most amazing landmarks is the Pantheon. This ancient and beautifully preserved building has quite a history, having been a meeting place for elections, and a place for armies to congregate upon it’s inception by Marcus Agrippa (yes, that is his name boldly emblazoned across the front!). Though it was most famously rebuilt by the Emperor Hadrian in 126 AD, it has been rebuilt many more times since, with men of influence over 2000 years removing some parts and replacing them with others, depending on their particular religious, political or spiritual intent. But the heart and soul of this creation lingers, and the coffered, concrete dome, with the perfectly executed oculus that lets in the only light, has prevailed and has done so quite majestically.

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    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Dec 13, 2012

    Constructed before the birth of Christ, the Pantheon was originally a temple, and years later became a Catholic Church. The remains of Raphael, the great artist, are buried in the Pantheon.

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    Maan @Travel Binge
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    4 Dec 03, 2012

    I love history and monuments and during my visit last christmas season I was lucky to encounter an orchestra playing inside the Pantheon which made my visit more magical.

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    Tarina Peterson
    5 Nov 25, 2012

    This building is gorgeous. Full of art and history and the oculus at the top makes for interesting light to view the building and take pictures in. I happened to be in it when it started raining and it was interesting to see the rain pour through.

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    Toni Corliss
    4 Oct 12, 2012

    Facscinating to see. There is a huge hole in the roof! Crazy to believe how old this place is.

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    Hannu Kokko
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    5 Oct 07, 2012

    Pantheon is really beautiful place. It can also be quite crowded. The alley towards Corso and the alley parallel to Corso contain large variety of terraces / restaurants to sit and watch the Rome (and the tourists) go by. Very enjoyable just to stroll and stop at cafes.

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    Gratian Matache
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    5 Oct 03, 2012

    It is one of the best-preserved of all Roman buildings. It has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Roman Catholic church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs" but informally known as "Santa Maria della Rotonda." The square in front of the Pantheon is called Piazza della Rotonda. Two kings of Italy are buried in the Pantheon: Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I, as well as Umberto's Queen, Margherita.

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    Chee-Keong Lee
    5 Sep 30, 2012

    Great that this temple allows no flash photography. Unfortunately there are still tourists doing that. As it is still operating as a place of worship, visitors should respect it by minimizing noise.

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    Jaime Henion
    4 Sep 28, 2012

    The Pantheon is one of my favorite attractions in Rome. The architecture is stunning and unique and it's nice to sit for a moment in the pews in silence while looking up at the gaping ceiling hole to the sky. It's a nice free attraction and nearby the Trevi Fountain. There are also plenty of cafes nearby outside where you can sip espresso or enjoy gelato while taking in the view.

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    Lee
    5 Sep 12, 2012

    Take your time at the Pantheon. The level of detail, the abundant statues and niches and designs are an interwoven historical story even if no words are read or heard about the Pantheon! Short history - originally a wooden building, destroyed by fire; rebuilt by Magrippa; destroyed again; rebuilt by Hadrian and attributed to Magrippa -- take a look at the huge lettering at the top of the entrance from the exterior, and decipher the words as you're reading from your tour book.

    Plenty of seating area, allowing you to spend time studying the interior. It's a peaceful place, even with crowds milling through. The sheer size of this place, and the historical value of the contents, is purely amazing.

    Just outside the entrance to the Pantheon is a restaurant/cafe with loads of outdoor seating. You can sit right in the lap of the Pantheon with a glass of wine and admire this wonderful piece of history. The restaurant serves appetizers automatically when you order drinks, little pizzas that are darned good, at no extra charge. The drinks run from eight or nine Euros up to around fourteen Euros. Well worth it for the sit-down, and the oscillating fan that blows mists of cooling moisture on those 100 degree Fahrenheit days.

    Take your time at this piazza - there are many stores, lots of restaurants, lots of little streets leading away from the piazza to other interesting neighborhoods; all worth exploring.

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    Karim Nabil
    4 Sep 10, 2012

    Holy God... How did ancient people could build with this Brilliance ! The celling is opened but NO RAIN COMES IN ?!

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    Mel S Wong
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    5 Sep 10, 2012

    Amazing feat of architecture! The Pantheon and its freestanding dome is just as amazing as the symmetrical exterior designs as the amazing history that is stored within.

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    Jim Barton
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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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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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