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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 9,167 reviews

Exceptional tour guide, Mat, a ‘must do’ in Rome

Excellent tour guide, Mat. He was enthusiastic and very interesting to listen to. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in Old Rome.

Our guide was fabulous. She went above expectation for the tour.

The grenita was amazing. The gelato (to die for). The espresso blew our minds (we went nack gor another one the next day) and the tiramisu was the piece de resistance. Thank you for a wonderful, informative & delicious 2 1/2 hours. Liz, Bruce & Blair

Absolutely wonderful introduction to the great city of Rome!

We had an excellent experience with our guide, Jaber. The pace of the tour was good as we were able to visit the key sites and take photos. Perfect for the traveler who has a limited time but wants to get an experience of the city. The gelato treat at the end was a delight! Headsets make it possible to explore in the vicinity of the group without missing any important history. Definitely would do again! Worth every penny!!

Rome: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps & Pantheon Reviewed by

The tour was fantastic and very well priced.

The tour gives you a great snapshot of Rome in only a few hours. I guess it is also great to have Andrea on board as he is a native and willing to solve any questions and always providing interesting facts.

Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port Reviewed by

Sabrina at the Vatican and Dino with Ancient Rome were terrific guides

They were extremely knowledge with facts, descriptions and relevant stories. Dino even stayed with us beyond the required time to make sure we saw all that was promised in the tour.

Vatican & Ancient Rome: 6.5-Hour Skip-the-Line Tour Reviewed by

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