"Pan-Theos" Pantheon Tip by polardabar
Pantheon, Rome: 272 reviews and 577 photos
The Pantheon [Greek for 'dedicated to all gods'] is a totally, typically & utterly Roman on the outside - just like any other great building... It was built in 26 AD & has often been copied since it's the best preserved Roman monument. But when you enter the home of all Roman gods & check out its extraordinary interior, it's a totally different story! It's extremely dark which gives it an even more mystical touch. Huge pillars, the huge dome with the big hole in the center of it, light streaming like the Sun itself - all of it gives you a chill...
It's filled with tombs, some of them pretty famous for their even more famous owners: king Umberto I, king Vittorio-Emmanuelle II, queen Margherita, the renaissance painter Raphael (born Raffaello Santi) etc.
I've heard stories that the rain can't fall inside the Pantheon throught the opening & it was slightly raining when I was there, but I couldn't bet on anything... ;)
Anyway, take some time to comb this amazing piece of history through!
Address: Piazza della Rotonda
Phone: +39 06 6830 0230
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