The Pantheon in Rome Basilica of Santa Maria and Martyres

The Pantheon, literally means all gods, was originally dedicated to every gods in ancient Roman time. Though the idea of having one church to worship all gods seems questionable, some people suspected that the building was surrounded by many gods’ statues and thus the name.  

Other people suggested that the building itself, the dome looks like the path to heaven. It does not sound like a proper name of the building but there was no other records of the naming of this basilica.   

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The pediment of the Pantheon in Rome

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Piazza della Rotonda outside the Pantheon in Rome

The piazza outside

It’s the Piazza della Rotonda.  But what is the Egyptian obelisk doing there?
Hotels near the Pantheon

Where to stay?

There are hotels around or even right outside the Pantheon. Check them out.
History of the Pantheon


Learn more about this great structure erected since Roman times.
Interior of the Pantheon in Rome


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The Fontana del Pantheon

Getting there

How to go to Pantheon from popular places in Rome.
Mass held in the Pantheon


Check out the events taken place in the basilica.
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About Rome

Other great places in Rome not to be missed.