The Pantheon is an ancient Roman temple, most probably built in the 2nd century AD. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon’s dome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height and length of the diameter are the same: 43 meters. Pantheon is an ancient Greek word which means related to all the gods.
Currently, it’s a Catholic church and it’s open to the public as a tourist attraction. Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of unified Italy, is buried here.
A legend says that when it rains the water can’t enter from the big hole in the middle of the dome, but unfortunately it’s untrue.
How to get there
Metro: Line A (Red Line) – stop “Barberini”
Monday – Saturday: 8.30 am – 7.30 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm
Public Holidays: 9 am – 1 pm