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Pantheon in Rome

Pantheon is the mysterious place in Rome, many scientists around the world try ti unravele the real purpose of it.

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Pantheon

#12 of 66 places to visit in Rome
Pantheon is a mystical building in Rome known as the ancient Temple of every god. After the fall of the Roman Empire it was consecrated to the catholic faith and named the Basilica of St. Mary of the Martyrs. Also it's known as Santa Maria Rotonda.

The Pantheon is 142 ft height and has the same diameter. It's illuminated only with the oculus.

PantheonPhoto: Pantheon, © Antonello Tanteri

Interesting facts


It rains inside the Pantheon because of the oculus, so the church has the special drainage system.

Also the Pantheon's oculus is used for the Pentecost celebrations: the shower of red rose petals is presented here.

Rose petals in PantheonPhoto: Rose petals in Pantheon, © Aaron Borchardt

In past there were two bell towers at the sides of the Pantheon, and the citizen called them “donkey's ears”.

How to get


Pantheon ius placed on the square Piazza della Rotonda right in the center of Rome. Oddviser recommends you to take a walk here from Colosseum.

The entrance is for free, also you can book the guide tour on the official web-site.

Things to do here 1

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At noon, through the hole in the dome of the Pantheon appears a giant ray of sunshine, and it seems so tangible, as if you can touch it.

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Pantheon on the map

Location: Piazza della Rotonda

Open hours

from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Contacts

Official website: http://www.pantheonroma.com

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