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From: Rome Travel Guide

See also: Trevi Fountain Vatican CityRoman Forum

Pantheon, Rome, Italy
The Pantheon (Pantheon) is a beautiful circular Roman Temple which was built in 125 AD by Hadrian on the site of a previous building which had previously burned down. The Pantheon was originally built as a Temple to the Roman Gods and later converted into a church by Boniface IV in the early 7th century.

The entrance to the Temple has a porch marked with Corinthian columns under a pediment while the interior consists of an impressive concrete dome featuring five rows of sunken panels and a central opening or oculus at the very top of the dome which allows light in. Within the Pantheon are beautiful paintings, marble decorations and several wonderful statues including a bust of the painter Raphael which is sited at his tomb.

Buried within the Pantheon are Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I, as well as Umberto's Queen, Margherita and the tomb of the famous painter Raphael.

Attraction Location Guide
The Pantheon is in between the Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain.