"A Magnificent Roman Temple" Pantheon Tip by Mikebb
Pantheon, Rome: 272 reviews and 577 photos
The Pantheon is the best preserved building of ancient Rome, it is in magnificent condition and is hard to believe it was built in the year 27 BC by Marcus Agrippa and dedicated to the planetary gods.It holds the tombs of Raphael and the Kings of Italy.
The temple has been plundered over the centuries and a Pope had the bronze ceiling of the portico melted down to make the canopy over the main altar at St Peter's ( see my Vatican City VT Page for photo).
The interior of the building is huge, magnificent marble floors sloping to drain holes to remove rainwater let in through the intentional hole in the top of the dome. This dome is considered the most important achievement of ancient Roman architecture.
Entry is free and the building is open every day.
Address: Pizza della Rotonda, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6830 0230
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