Pantheon Tickets with Audio Guide Tour

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from €10.00 EUR
Duration: 35 Min.
 Organized by: D’Uva

Get a 35-minute audio guide tour of the Pantheon to learn about its remarkable history and also exactly how it transformed from a pagan sanctuary to a Christian church.

An architectural marvel standing tall in the heart of Rome, the Pantheon invites millions of visitors each year who revel in its rich history and awe-inspiring grandeur.

Our audio guide tour offers an immersive journey through time, painting vivid portraits of Roman history and making you a part of the city’s glorious past. Uncover the beauty and marvels of Rome’s Pantheon with us in our extensive 35-minute audio guide tour.

Roman History Echoed through Pantheon’s Hallways

Rome’s Pantheon, with its colossal granite columns and cavernous rotunda, whispers stories of the Roman Empire’s grandeur and the profound architectural prowess of the Romans. Our tour amplifies these stories, offering an intimate encounter with history, transcending the barriers of time.

Every detail of our audio guide has been meticulously crafted to bring the Pantheon’s history to life. It’s much more than just a description of the architecture. It’s a time machine, taking you through centuries of Roman history, unveiling the secrets hidden within the Pantheon’s ancient walls.

The oculus at the dome’s apex, the intriguing architectural design, and the harmonious symmetry of the Pantheon are just a few of the many elements that make this Roman edifice a wonder. Our audio guide dissects these intricacies and presents them in a digestible format that leaves you enlightened.

This 35-minute Pantheon audio guide tour takes you beyond the visible, unraveling the building’s spiritual significance and its transformation from a pagan temple to a Christian church. You will gain a deep understanding of the Pantheon’s place in Rome’s religious journey.

Pantheon Audio Guide Tour

Pantheon Audio Guide Tour

Tour Details and Inclusions

The Pantheon audio guide tour allows visitors to explore the revered temple and mausoleum at their own pace.

The tour includes:

  • 15 listening points and a map to locate points of interest inside the basilica
  • Audio guide available in eight languages: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian
  • Wheelchair accessibility

Short History

Temple of All the Gods, the largest and most complete building of ancient Rome to have come down to us, is a breathtaking experience. The huge concrete dome with its central oculus open to the sky represented a major engineering feat when it was constructed about ad 125. The date has been established from brickmakers’ marks on the bricks, as reliable a dating method as silversmiths’ markings in modern times.

Although the Pantheon seems a gloomy place inside takes your time to examine what remains of the original decoration- a white marble cornice with a porphyry frieze. This was one of the key buildings of the ancient world and its influence upon European architecture has been immense.

The bold inscription on the pediment attributing the Pantheon to the Consul Marcus Agrippa (27 BC) is misleading. Agrippa’s Pantheon was destroyed by fire and rebuilt 1 50 years later by Emperor Hadrian who modestly left the original inscription.

Pantheon Audio Guide Tour

Pantheon Audio Guide Tour

The pagan Pantheon became a Christian church in ad 608 when it was rededicated to all the martyrs of Christendom. Twenty-eight cartloads of bones of early Christian martyrs were scooped up out of the catacombs and reburied under the fabric on the orders of Pope Boniface IV.

Later Popes and Emperors stripped the Pantheon of its fine gilded bronze roof and most of its interior marble decoration.

The great bronze doors are the originals. For centuries the Piazza was Rome’s fish market, then in the 19th century, it became a bird market in the days before the Italians had shot most of their wildlife out of the sky.

The pagan gods having long been removed from the niches inside, the Pantheon was considered a suitable resting place for the first two kings of modern Italy- Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I. Several famous Renaissance artists including the ‘divine’ Raphael are also buried here.

Planning Your Visit

When visiting the Pantheon, keep in mind the following:

  • Appropriate attire is required for entry (no shorts, vests, or sleeveless tops)
  • A valid ID or credit card is needed as a deposit to borrow the audio guide (photocopies, phone pictures, student cards, and digital IDs are not accepted)
  • The Pantheon may have schedule changes due to events such as masses, concerts, or other activities

Unveil the hidden history of Rome’s Pantheon with this captivating audio guide tour. Reserve your spot today and immerse yourself in the wonders of ancient Rome.

What's Included
  • 35-minute audio guide tour of Rome’s Pantheon
  • Explore the best-preserved monument of ancient Rome
  • Learn about the Pantheon’s fascinating history and transformation
  • Audio guide available in multiple languages
What's not Included
  • Live Guided Tour.
Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day before tour starts.

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