The stately Pantheon is one of the world's most inspiring
architectural designs. Fittingly built as a temple to the Gods by
Hadrian in 120 AD, its perfectly proportioned floating dome rests
seductively on sturdy marble columns. The only light source flowing
through the central oculus was used by the Romans to measure time
(with the aid of a sundial) and the dates of equinoxes and
solstices. The south transept houses the Carafa Chapel and the tomb
of Fra Angelico rests under the left side of the altar.
Address: Piazza della Rotonda Telephone: +39 06 6830 023 Transportation: Buses 46, 62, 64, 170 and 492 stop at Largo di Torre
near the Pantheon; or take the metro to Fontana del
Tritone Opening Time: Open Monday to Saturday, from 8.30am to 7.30pm; on
Sundays from 9am to 6pm. Closed New Year's Day, 1 May and Christmas
Day Admission: Free
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