Standing tall over Rome’s city center for nearly 2,000 years, the Pantheon is one of the city’s most iconic structures — and the best-preserved Roman monument in the world! Still as impressive today as it must have been then, seven million people visit the Pantheon annually. In fact, when Michelangelo, who was not a man easily impressed, first saw this jaw-dropping monument, he remarked that it looked more like the work of angels rather than that of humans.
But there is a lot more to the Eternal City’s coolest building than its postcard-worthy perfection! Following are some interesting facts about this incredible landmark that hopefully will inspire you to see it for yourself.
- The word ‘pantheon’ is a Greek word