The Pantheon of Rome was initially a pagan place of worship. Then it became a Christian church and a mausoleum for illustrious men.The Pantheon is a masterpiece of engineering. The perfectly spherical space gives a feeling of extraordinary harmony and balance, also thanks to the light/shadow complex effects of niches and shrines. The wide round hall at the back of the pronaos is unparalleled in the ancient world. The merging of the classical style (the colonnade and the pronaos) and a typical Roman building (the Rotonda) is a compromise between the Greek architecture, which focused mainly on the exterior, and the Roman one, focused on the interior space. The majestic pronao is decorated with 16 huge 13m high, grey and pink granite columns. The 6.2 m wide walls of the rotunda are made with Roma bricks and the concrete dome is the greatest masonry dome ever built.

The dome it is the first example of this kind of roof in a temple.


Michelangelo thought the Pantheon had been built by angels, not men.
The Romans nicknamed it the ‘Rotonna, meaning ‘The Round place’, and this is where the opposite square takes the name from.

Visiting hours: Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sun and holidays: 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.Some time restrictions may occur during church services.

Places of Interest

The best facilities - Pantheon

B&B In Piazza
on 9 reviews
HE B & B is located 50 meters from the famous Piazza Campo de Fiori. Strategic point for your Roman holiday, but arranged so that the noise of the Roman nightlife will not disturb your stay.
From50 €
Suite Argentina
It is ideal for magic and romantic holidays or tourist or working resorts for its extreme proximity at a lot of places of artistic, financial and political interest of the “Eternal City”.
From99 €
Temple View
on 6 reviews
B&B ROMA TEMPLE VIEW - Largo de Ginnasi, 2 Brand new hotel guest house that overlooks four ancient Roman temples constructed from between the 2nd to 3rd centuries.The atmosphere is very homely & ...
From50 €
Residenza San Pantaleo
on 11 reviews
The San Pantaleo Residence is situated on the noble palazzo, near Piazza Navona in the historic centre of Rome
From60 €