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Pantheon

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Why locals love it

As it’s located in the heart of Rome, the Pantheon is a place that locals regularly pass by. Sometimes we need step inside to once again be amazed by its fabulous architecture. “Have you ever seen a building with a hole in its ceiling?” is a local joke.

Why you should visit it

When you enter the Pantheon, lift your head to discover a wonderful surprise. Your attention will be caught by a ray of sunlight shooting down from the “oculus” – a nine metre circular opening at the very top of the dome that illuminates the entire building. If it’s raining, watch the falling droplets disappear into holes in the floor.

Special tip

Visitors aren’t allowed inside during masses (5 pm on Saturdays and 10.30 am on Sundays and religious holidays).

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5 Comments

It's one of the most important monument in Rome and it's a former temple
Fiorella
Local
June 26, 2019
Awesomely. Definitely worth a visit.
Caroline
Local
December 2, 2018
The columns were brought into the city by elephants!
Cheryl
Traveller
February 23, 2018
Just wonderful
An Inactive User
Local
October 8, 2017
Please, remember this is a church, not a proper museum. I suggest visiting it, in silence, respecting a sacred place.
Raffaele
Local
June 14, 2017

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