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Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small-Group Tour
"Meet your guide and group at the central departure point to begin the tour. Head to your first destination the Piazza Navona built over the site of the Stadium of Domitian.Hear about the piazza's original use before descending to the most important stadium of the Roman Republic. Commissioned by Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus in around 80 AD the stadium was primarily used for athletic contests. Back on street level stroll over to the Pantheon temple to all the gods of Rome. Discover the original street level of Ancient Rome at the ruins of Hadrian's Temple. Look below ground to see evidence of streets from centuries gone by.Next
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Skip the Line Colosseum and Pantheon Small Group Guided tour
"Everyone has heard about the Colosseum growing up so it is obviously a priority when you come to Rome. Built nearly 2000 years ago still today the Colosseum is one of the most iconic monuments in the history of mankind! But we don’t want to just show you the monument; we want to make it come alive for you. To relive the last moments of a gladiator to hear the roaring crowd of more than 60000 people and feel the awe that someone who’s first time in Rome would have felt at the grandeur and magnificence of the Eternal City. We will show you the Senate House and the Roman Forum by walking on the Via dei Fori Imperiali from which you will here politics religion and war melted to create the great Roman Empire.  This street will take you to Venice Square that still celebrates the Unification of Italy with its imposing national monument
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Real Ancient Rome Tour with Skip the Line Colosseum
"See the best of Ancient Rome and learn of the 3000 year history of the Eternal City. In the company of a guide who is an expert in history and archaeology you will visit sights such as the Colosseum Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. This tour begins with a visit to the most famous monument of Ancient Rome - the Colosseum. We take you inside skipping the long lines and explain the history of the arena and the events that took place here while you stand on the same spot as emperors
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Pantheon Tips (272)

Famous Roman Temple: Inside View 4

final part of my tips with more pictures of the inside and some of the famous personalites buried here

The Famous Pantheon in Rome holds the distinction of being the best preserved Roman Temple (dedicated to every roman god) and oldest Roman Catholic Church in Rome. This famous architecture was originally built in 12 AD by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, a Roman General and was finished by Emperor Hadrian by 128 AD and was supposedly dedicated to all the Roman Gods (Pan-every Theon-divinity), The Temple is now a Roman Catholic Church since 609 when Pope Boniface IV converted it into one, honoring the Virgin Mary and the Early Christian Martys (Chiesa Santa Maria Rotonda).

The church and roman structure is one of the most copied biggest brick dome all over the world (of which this structure has no metal rebars for support whatsoever, hence there is an oculus or hole in the middle that stabilizes the structure eventhough there are no rebars for support and has the distinction of world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.

The Pantheon is not only a Roman Catholic church but is also famous for burials as it has bones of some of the early Christian martys underneath it and also famous Italian Personalities such as the famous Reniassance Artist Raffaele Santi, Annibale Carracci, Arcangelo Corelli, Reunified Italy Kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I and Queen Margherita (of the Pizza Margherita fame).

The Pantheon is open:

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm

admission is free

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machomikemd
Jun 08, 2016

Famous Roman Temple: Inside View 3

again, more pictures of the inside and some of the famous personalites buried here

The Famous Pantheon in Rome holds the distinction of being the best preserved Roman Temple (dedicated to every roman god) and oldest Roman Catholic Church in Rome. This famous architecture was originally built in 12 AD by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, a Roman General and was finished by Emperor Hadrian by 128 AD and was supposedly dedicated to all the Roman Gods (Pan-every Theon-divinity), The Temple is now a Roman Catholic Church since 609 when Pope Boniface IV converted it into one, honoring the Virgin Mary and the Early Christian Martys (Chiesa Santa Maria Rotonda).

The church and roman structure is one of the most copied biggest brick dome all over the world (of which this structure has no metal rebars for support whatsoever, hence there is an oculus or hole in the middle that stabilizes the structure eventhough there are no rebars for support and has the distinction of world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.

The Pantheon is not only a Roman Catholic church but is also famous for burials as it has bones of some of the early Christian martys underneath it and also famous Italian Personalities such as the famous Reniassance Artist Raffaele Santi, Annibale Carracci, Arcangelo Corelli, Reunified Italy Kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I and Queen Margherita (of the Pizza Margherita fame).

The Pantheon is open:

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm

admission is free

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machomikemd
Jun 08, 2016

Famous Roman Temple: Inside View 2

more pictures of the inside and some of the famous personalites buried here

The Famous Pantheon in Rome holds the distinction of being the best preserved Roman Temple (dedicated to every roman god) and oldest Roman Catholic Church in Rome. This famous architecture was originally built in 12 AD by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, a Roman General and was finished by Emperor Hadrian by 128 AD and was supposedly dedicated to all the Roman Gods (Pan-every Theon-divinity), The Temple is now a Roman Catholic Church since 609 when Pope Boniface IV converted it into one, honoring the Virgin Mary and the Early Christian Martys (Chiesa Santa Maria Rotonda).

The church and roman structure is one of the most copied biggest brick dome all over the world (of which this structure has no metal rebars for support whatsoever, hence there is an oculus or hole in the middle that stabilizes the structure eventhough there are no rebars for support and has the distinction of world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.

The Pantheon is not only a Roman Catholic church but is also famous for burials as it has bones of some of the early Christian martys underneath it and also famous Italian Personalities such as the famous Reniassance Artist Raffaele Santi, Annibale Carracci, Arcangelo Corelli, Reunified Italy Kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I and Queen Margherita (of the Pizza Margherita fame).

The Pantheon is open:

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm

admission is free

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machomikemd
Jun 08, 2016

Famous Roman Temple: Inside View 1

pictures of the inside and some of the famous personalites buried here

The Famous Pantheon in Rome holds the distinction of being the best preserved Roman Temple (dedicated to every roman god) and oldest Roman Catholic Church in Rome. This famous architecture was originally built in 12 AD by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, a Roman General and was finished by Emperor Hadrian by 128 AD and was supposedly dedicated to all the Roman Gods (Pan-every Theon-divinity), The Temple is now a Roman Catholic Church since 609 when Pope Boniface IV converted it into one, honoring the Virgin Mary and the Early Christian Martys (Chiesa Santa Maria Rotonda).

The church and roman structure is one of the most copied biggest brick dome all over the world (of which this structure has no metal rebars for support whatsoever, hence there is an oculus or hole in the middle that stabilizes the structure eventhough there are no rebars for support and has the distinction of world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.

The Pantheon is not only a Roman Catholic church but is also famous for burials as it has bones of some of the early Christian martys underneath it and also famous Italian Personalities such as the famous Reniassance Artist Raffaele Santi, Annibale Carracci, Arcangelo Corelli, Reunified Italy Kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I and Queen Margherita (of the Pizza Margherita fame).

The Pantheon is open:

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm

admission is free

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Jun 08, 2016
 
 
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Famous Roman Temple: Oculus

this will be the view of the famous oculus of the Pantheon

The Famous Pantheon in Rome holds the distinction of being the best preserved Roman Temple (dedicated to every roman god) and oldest Roman Catholic Church in Rome. This famous architecture was originally built in 12 AD by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, a Roman General and was finished by Emperor Hadrian by 128 AD and was supposedly dedicated to all the Roman Gods (Pan-every Theon-divinity), The Temple is now a Roman Catholic Church since 609 when Pope Boniface IV converted it into one, honoring the Virgin Mary and the Early Christian Martys (Chiesa Santa Maria Rotonda).

The church and roman structure is one of the most copied biggest brick dome all over the world (of which this structure has no metal rebars for support whatsoever, hence there is an oculus or hole in the middle that stabilizes the structure eventhough there are no rebars for support and has the distinction of world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.

The Pantheon is not only a Roman Catholic church but is also famous for burials as it has bones of some of the early Christian martys underneath it and also famous Italian Personalities such as the famous Reniassance Artist Raffaele Santi, Annibale Carracci, Arcangelo Corelli, Reunified Italy Kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I and Queen Margherita (of the Pizza Margherita fame).

The Pantheon is open:

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm

admission is free

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machomikemd
Jun 08, 2016

Famous Roman Temple: Outside View

The Famous Pantheon in Rome holds the distinction of being the best preserved Roman Temple (dedicated to every roman god) and oldest Roman Catholic Church in Rome. This famous architecture was originally built in 12 AD by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, a Roman General and was finished by Emperor Hadrian by 128 AD and was supposedly dedicated to all the Roman Gods (Pan-every Theon-divinity), The Temple is now a Roman Catholic Church since 609 when Pope Boniface IV converted it into one, honoring the Virgin Mary and the Early Christian Martys (Chiesa Santa Maria Rotonda).

The church and roman structure is one of the most copied biggest brick dome all over the world (of which this structure has no metal rebars for support whatsoever, hence there is an oculus or hole in the middle that stabilizes the structure eventhough there are no rebars for support and has the distinction of world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.

The Pantheon is not only a Roman Catholic church but is also famous for burials as it has bones of some of the early Christian martys underneath it and also famous Italian Personalities such as the famous Reniassance Artist Raffaele Santi, Annibale Carracci, Arcangelo Corelli, Reunified Italy Kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I and Queen Margherita (of the Pizza Margherita fame).

The Pantheon is open:

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm

admission is free

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machomikemd
Jun 08, 2016

Heavy. old and respectfull

I thought it could be a lie, but it isn't. Of course it’s old. Two thousand years…? With such architecture?

Let me collect some details from internet:

"The portico consists of three rows of eight columns, 14 m (46 feet) high of Egyptian granite with Corinthian capitals. They support an entablature facing the square, which bears the famous inscription in Latin, attributing the construction to Agrippa, although the extant temple was rebuilt later by Hadrian.

The dome has a span of 43.2 m (142 feet), the largest dome until Brunelleschi's dome at the Florence Cathedral of 1420-36.

The interior volume is a cylinder above which springs the half sphere of the dome. A whole sphere can be inscribed in the interior volume, with the diameter at the floor of the cylinder of 43.3 m (143 feet) equaling the interior height.

Five rows of twenty-eight square coffers of diminishing size radiate from the central unglazed oculus with a diameter of 8.7 m (29 feet) at the top of the dome.

The dome is constructed of stepped rings of solid concrete with less and less density as lighter aggregate (pumice) is used, diminishing in thickness to about 1.2 m (4 feet) at the edge of the oculus. The dome rests on a cylinder of masonry walls 6 m (20 feet). Hidden voids and the interior recesses hollow out this construction, so that it works less as a solid mass and more like three continuous arcades which correspond to the three tiers of relieving arches visible on the building exterior. Originally, these exterior walls were faced with colored marbles."
http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Pantheon.html

Watching such an harmonious building...would you believe?

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solopes
May 21, 2016

Temple of all gods

Before the current Pantheon was built, two other buildings occupied the same site. The first one was a temple dedicated to the gods of mars and venus and it burned down in 80 ac. It was rebuilt by Domitian but, in 110 it burned down again.
In 118 emperor Hadrian decided that the Pantheon should have been built again but this time in a circular design. This is the version that still stands. The most impressive part of the building is the dome more than 43 meters high, it has been the largest dome of the world untill 1436 when the cathedral in Florence was built.

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The Pantheon.

This well preserved Roman (ex) temple was built by Augustus' son in law Marcus Vespasianus Agrippa in 27 B. C. Between 118 and 125 A. D. it was completely rebuilt by Hadrian. It was dedicated to all the gods. After other restorations it fell in a state of neglect until 608, when it was given by emperor Phocas to pope Boniface VIII who turned it into the church of Saint Mary and Marthyrs.

The Pantheon is 43 meters both in diameter and in height. The only source of light inside this building is a hole on its dome.

It is the resting place of several important Italians. Among them here are buried king Vittorio Emanuele II, queen Margherita and Raffaello (painter).

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Maurizioago
Apr 13, 2015

The mother of all Roman temples

We visited the Pantheon on our second day in Rome so of course we were impressed, but we probably would have been just as impressed had it been our second to last day. The Pantheon as it stands now was rebuilt under Hadrian in 126 AD. The large (43-m-wide) circular building is topped by an unreinforced concrete dome, still the largest of its kind in the world still standing after nearly 2000 years. In the Middle Ages, the Pantheon was converted into a Catholic church, and since we were there on a Sunday we got to see mass being celebrated. It must be hard to pay attention to the celebration while a huge throng of tourists is gathering behind you near the entrance, but then again I'm guessing it must all be part of the experience of attending Sunday mass at the Pantheon. During the Renaissance, the Pantheon also became a tomb for notable Italians; only a few people have been buried at the Pantheon, the most famous one being the painter and sculptor Raphael. After mass was over, we got to walk around the Pantheon (admission is free). I think I was as equally impressed with the beautifully well-preserved marble interior of the building as I was with the size of the crowd (it was, after all, only my second day in Rome). One thing I thought was interesting was that the only light in the building came through the main doors and also through the oculus, an opening located at the very top of the dome. There was plenty of natural light when we were there, but I'd be curious to see what it looks like on an overcast day, or better yet, to see how wet and slippery it gets on a rainy day!

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Jefie
Nov 24, 2014

Where Chic started-the Pantheon

The blending of the colors and hues of gold, cream, bronze, gray, black together with pillars of marble, statues, inscriptions-all illuminated the fifth day of our first visit to Rome. If you think you've seen old Rome up until now then just stand in the middle of the Pantheon with the beam of light from the dome and look around you. Take it slow walking inside. Examine the structure according to the info you read on line. The door, the sections, the flooring. After we walked around the inside and checked the contents from each direction we walked around the outside perimeters and stood at a distance in the front square. Amazing, stimulating and impressive. Enjoy.

shellirice
Nov 03, 2014

Pantheon Near Piazza Navona

I didn't find an official website for the Pantheon but did find some helpful information. Entrance is free to the public. The general hours are Monday-Saturday from 9am to 7:30pm and Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm. The Pantheon is a church so they do have services there. There is no metro nearby the Pantheon. You could take a bus but probably the best way is to walk. At least when you get there, you can relax at the Piazza Navona just west of the Pantheon (signs should be posted).

Besides the architectural awe of a building built in 27 BC (oldest church in Rome), the Pantheon is also a mausoleum of the royal family and renaissance artists.

Below is the link to a live webcam at the Pantheon!

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Nov 02, 2014

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Basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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Piè di Marmo

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Chiesa Sant'Ivo Alla Sapienza

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Chiesa San Ignazio di Loyola

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Chiesa San Luigi dei Francesi

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