Photo: Rome’s Pantheon

The Pantheon is one of the most famous buildings in Rome. It was originally commissioned by the famous Marcus Agrippa as a temple for gods of Rome. An Emperor named Hadrian rebuilt the circular monument in 126 AD.  Somehow, despite being used continuously since the 7th century, it is one of Rome’s best preserved buildings.

Part of the allure of the Pantheon is that at 2000 years of age it remains to this day the world’s largest dome made of concrete.  It has a portico of heavy granite and a vestibule which is rectangular in shape and it  has a beautiful opening, in this photo here, to the sky in the center. Both the diameter and the height to oculus remain the same distance making the dome something of a sphere.

IF YOU GO: There are lots of similar buildings in Rome like Pantheon. There are some beautiful Rome apartments for rent as long as you remember to keep exploring the beauty of the city. Enjoy the vibrant and dynamic mix of architecture which the buildings in Rome have in store for you.

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Flickr user Steve p2008 via a creative commons license.

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