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- PantheonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodiesApr 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.Recommended for:
- PantheonMar 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.Recommended for:
- PantheonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodiesMar 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.
- PantheonAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Feb 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.Recommended for:
- PantheonMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJan 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.
- PantheonDec 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.Recommended for:
- PantheonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Dec 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.
- PantheonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Dec 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.Recommended for:
- PantheonNov 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.Recommended for:
- PantheonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Oct 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.
- PantheonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 2Oct 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.Recommended for:
- PantheonSep 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.
- PantheonSep 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.Recommended for:
- PantheonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Sep 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.Recommended for: