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The most influential and also well-preserved building of Ancient Rome, the Pantheon was commissioned by emperor Hadrian to replace the Marcus Agrippa’s Pantheon which burned to the ground in 80 AD. Dedicated to virtually every god in Ancient Rome times, the building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns under a pediment.

Its dome, displaying a central oculus which works as the main source of natural light, is a marvel of engineering: after 2.000 years after its construction, it’s still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. The reason why this structure is so well preserved is simple: Byzantine emperor Phocas gave it to Pope Boniface IV in 608 AD and it was used a church ever since.

Though one of the most important monuments of Rome, little is known about its construction: architect and exact dates of construction and completion are still unknown.

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Piazza della Rotonda 00186 Roma


09:00 – 17:45


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08:30 – 19:15


08:30 – 19:15


08:30 – 19:15


08:30 – 19:15


08:30 – 19:15