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Pantheon Tour

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The Pantheon, a Roman temple finished in 126 AD, has a remarkable oculus that serves as the main source of natural light for the structure. One of the city's architectural wonders is the Agrippa Pantheon, also referred to as the Roman Pantheon. It is the Roman structure that has been best preserved. With Pantheon Tickets, you can explore the one Roman structure of its size and age that has remained intact.

You can discover the intriguing past of this Christian church, which was formerly a temple honouring 12 gods. You can learn how Raphael, one of the greatest Renaissance artists, was inspired by this technical wonder and how it was produced. With this guided tour, you can admire the magnificent dome and the Oculus, which allows natural light to dazzle in the lovely interiors. An English-speaking tour guide will help you explore the facts about Pantheon Rome while bringing its fascinating history to life.

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Pantheon Dome

The ancient Romans were experts in concrete construction. The Pantheon was built by skilled craftsmen in Rome using traditional Greek designs and cutting-edge engineering in the year 125. They constructed their Pantheon with walls that were 25 feet thick in order to support a massive solid concrete dome. Lighter and lighter stone components were added to the concrete as the dome's height climbed; the top is primarily pumice.

With a diameter of 43.4 metres, the dome of the Roman Pantheon holds the world record for being the largest solid, unreinforced concrete dome. On the outside of the dome, you can see the "step-rings." David Moore, a professional engineer, has hypothesised that the Romans used corbeling techniques to construct the dome-shaped structure out of progressively thinner washer layers. You can explore this magnificent work of craftsmen with Pantheon Tickets.

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History of The Pantheon

Rome's Pantheon was not constructed overnight. Rome's renowned "Temple of All the Gods" began as a rectangular building before being twice destroyed and then reconstructed. Following Romulus' ascent to Heaven from this location, the first building was erected in his honour. Emperor Domitian reconstructed this building after it was destroyed by fire in 80 A.D., but it was again destroyed by fire in 110 AD. In front of the Pantheon, a 73-mile-long defensive system known as Hadrian's Wall was constructed during his reign. After he passed away, Trajan succeeded him as emperor and oversaw the building's construction personally. Sadly, the public is unaware of who the Pantheon's architect was or how long it took for them to finish the work.

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Architecture of Pantheon

With its classical portico and domed roof, the Roman Pantheon became a prototype that inspired Western architecture for 2,000 years. Andrea Palladio was one of the prime architects to use the vintage aesthetic that is now referred to as Classical (1508-1580). The United States Capitol, the Jefferson Memorial, and the National Gallery are well-known structures based on Rome's Pantheon. One building from the second century that still has an impact on the built environment and the architecture we use today is the Pantheon in Rome. The Pantheon introduced the world to the dome-and-portico structure, and it all started in Rome.

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Tips to visit Pantheon Rome

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Following are a few tips to visit Pantheon Rome.

  • You must have a valid green pass to enter any and all cultural institutions in Italy.

  • Make sure to reserve your Pantheon Tickets in advance if you intend to visit the Pantheon on a Saturday or over a holiday.

  • Visitors are advised to dress modestly because the Pantheon functions as a church. Although wearing a completely formal dress is not required, you should protect your knees, shoulders, and waist.

  • The Roman Pantheon prohibits eating, drinking, and smoking.

  • Choose a time between 9 and 10 in the morning to avoid crowds.

  • Ensure you have up to 3 hours set out for this if you're coming with a group because the entire tour takes time.

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Facts about the Pantheon

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Following are some unknown facts about Pantheon Rome

  • Between the years of 119 and 128 AD, Emperor Hadrian built the Pantheon in the heart of ancient Rome. There had been two buildings, both burned down, leaving only a faint memory. The first was in 80 A.D. and the second in 110 AD.

  • Agrippa is honoured with an inscription above the arcade, which is supported by sixteen columns. Each of the enormous columns, which were transported across from Egypt, is estimated to weigh 60 tonnes.

  • Pope Boniface IV consecrated the Pantheon as a church in honour of St. Mary and the Martyrs in 608 AD after Emperor Phocas had given it to him. It still serves as a place of worship even if it is no longer a parish church.

  • It's believed that the building was once a pagan temple dedicated to all the Roman gods. The word pantheon was given by Greek forebears and signifies "all (pan) gods" (theos).

  • The height from the ground to the Oculus and the circle of the dome, both 43.2 metres, are noteworthy features of the Pantheon's dimensions.

  • Raphael, who died in 1520, and Maria Bibbiena, also one of his lovers, both have graves in the Pantheon.

  • Up until Florence's cathedral passed it in 1436, the dome of the Pantheon held the record for the longest time.

  • The Pantheon still holds the record for the biggest concrete dome hung without support.

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Know Before You Go

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Location & Opening Hours
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Location: Piazza Della Rotonda is where the Pantheon is situated. The monument's official address is Piazza Della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy.

Opening Hours: On weekdays and Saturdays, it is open from 8:30 am until 7:15 pm. On Sundays, it is open from 9 am until 5:45 pm.

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Are Pantheon tour tickets available online?

Yes, the Pantheon Tickets are available online. If you want to enjoy a stress-free tour, you can book your Pantheon Tickets in advance, available online.

Where can I book Pantheon tour tickets?

You can book Pantheon Tickets online from many travelling sites. You can also book your Pantheon Tickets on the spot after standing in a queue.

What is special about Pantheon?

The Pantheon is one of Rome's ancient standing buildings. The building's dome has a huge domed ceiling that was the biggest of its kind when it was constructed.

How long did it take to build Pantheon?

The main rotunda portion of the structure, which was finished in 126 AD, took about five years to construct, while the dome took a further five years.

Who built the Pantheon?

Emperor Hadrian, who was passionate about building, constructed the Pantheon in 120 AD.

What does the Pantheon symbolize?

Hadrian loved both Greek and Roman culture and had a keen interest in architecture. The Pantheon represents his attempt to incorporate the architectural characteristics of two cultures into one structure.

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