• 08.05.2020 - 31.12.2024
  • Events, What to do in Rome

Pantheon is one of the most fantastic, surprising, and enchanting monuments in Rome. Still perfectly preserved from ancient times. The Pantheon, the temple of all gods, has its origin thanks to Consul M. Vipsani Agrippa who in the years 27-25 BC. gave the order to build it. Although this building was originally built to honor Augustus and his adoptive father G.I. Caesar, according to legend, Augustus rejected this honor, and so the building became a temple dedicated to the greatest gods of the time, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus. Subsequently, the temple was dedicated also to other gods, and so was created also the name of the temple.

The title above the entrance M. AGRIPPA L.F. COS.TERTIUM FECI testifies by whom the Pantheon was built. However, the Pantheon was later destroyed by fire, until Emperor Hadrian gave the order to build a new building that we see till now. But even after many other interventions, naturals or humans, the Pantheon has never lost its charm and beauty.

After Christianity had come, this perfect building was in danger of ruin. Since the Pantheon was consecrated to all pagan gods, they wanted to demolish it. But Pope Boniface IV saved it from destruction, and transformed the Pantheon into a Christian church and dedicated it to the Virgin Mary. Today the Pantheon is known as the Church of Santa Maria dei Martiri.

The Pantheon attracts tourists mainly with its exceptional architecture. This circular structure carries above it the largest dome of antiquity, in which the only source of natural light is the oculus. In addition, we can also find the tombs of the Italian kings, tombs of Vittorio Emanuele II. and Umberto I, or even the tomb of the important Renaissance artist, the tomb of Raphael.

Around the Pantheon, we can also see a beautiful marble fountain and a huge obelisk that comes from the Egyptian temple which was dedicated to the goddess Eset.

Find all the tips for WHAT TO DO IN ROME.


Related posts

Weekend a Roma Article

This weekend in Rome

Find out what is happening this weekend in Rome. The best Rome events, parties, food festivals, concerts, markets, events for kids, cinema premieres, …

  • tina
  • Events, What to do in Rome
Cose da fare a ROMA in luglio Article

Rome in July

Find out what is going on in ROME in July. We bring you a selection of the best events and things to do in Rome.
1. TTS Street Food
2. The Chem…

  • tina
  • Events, What to do in Rome
Le migliori viste di Roma Article

Best views in Rome

We love Rome. The eternal city has so much to offer, beautiful architecture, history, delicious restaurants, fashion, coffee and I could continue… If …

  • tina
  • Events, What to do in Rome
Le migliori cose da fare a Roma Article

Best things to do in Rome

It’s true once you have been to Rome, the Eternal City will always have a special place in your heart. As you venture into its alluring alleywa…

  • tina
  • Events, What to do in Rome
Roma per famiglie Article

Rome with family

Visiting one of the most fascinating cities in the world with your family? Maximize all the fun on your family vacation by doing some of our favorite …

  • tina
  • Events, What to do in Rome
I migliori ristoranti a Roma Article

Best Restaurants in Rome

It is easy for visitors to Rome to eat at the touristy, not so great restaurants. But it should also be easy for them to indulge in the goodness that …

  • tina
  • Events, What to do in Rome
We use the necessary cookies to make our website work properly. By clicking 'Accept', you consent to the use of these cookies. You can change your cookie preferences at any time in your browser settings. View more
Cookies settings
Privacy & Cookie policy
Privacy & Cookies policy
Cookie name Active
This Privacy and Cookie Policy explains our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information that we receive through our website and services. By using our website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Save settings
Cookies settings