Piazza della Rotonda - Rome

Piazza della Rotonda is one of the most famous and most visited places in Rome. In its centre stands a beautiful fountain, completed in 1578 by Giacomo della Porta. On top sits a red-granite obelisk, originally erected in Heliopolis by Rameses II. It was brought to the Iseum, the Temple of Isis, but it is not known who was responsible for this relocation to Rome. In the early 18th century, Pope Clement XI erected the obelisk in the Piazza della Rotunda in front of the Pantheon. The base for the obelisk is decorated with water-spouting dolphins and laughing faces with upturned eyes, whilst the top is decorated with the mountains and the star of Clemens XI. The Pantheon itself is particularly special as it is one of the few temples not to be destroyed by Barbarians or over time.


Daily from 7:30 am - 12 pm and then again from 4 pm - 7 pm.


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Address : Piazza della Rotonda 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Colosseo, Carvour

Bus : Bus : C3, H, 30, 40, 46, 62, 63, 64, 70, 87, 116, 116 T, 119, 130, 186, 190, 271, 492, 571, 630, 780, 810, 916. Tram 8 : Argentina

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