"Pantheon" Pantheon Tip by mallyak

Pantheon, Rome: 272 reviews and 577 photos

 
 

Built more than 1800 years ago, the magnificent Pantheon building still stands as a reminder of the great Roman empire.
The building's dome, more than 43 meters high is most impressive. It was the largest dome in the world until 1436 when the Florence Cathedral was constructed.
At the top of the dome is a large opening, the oculus, which was the only source of light.
The front portico has three rows of 8 columns, each one with a diameter of 1.5m. A huge bronze door gives access to the cylindrical building. Its diameter equals the interior height of 43,3m.
It was hot day and I can assure you the water tap in front of the fountain serves really Ice cold water so feel safe and go for it if you are thirsty!

Phone: +39 06 6830 0230
Website: http://www.museionline.info/roma-musei-e-monumenti/pantheon

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  • Updated Aug 27, 2008
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