Pantheon: The Official Audio Guided Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Rome

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Take a 35-minute audio guide tour of the Church of Santa Maria ad Martyres also known as the Pantheon! Collect your audio guide to the Audio Guide Desk inside the Pantheon and learn the fascinating history of the pagan temple that became a church and later mausoleum.
Make your way to the Pantheon to explore the best-preserved monument of Ancient Rome on an audio guide tour of the former pagan temple. The tour includes 15 listening points and a map to locate points of interest inside the Basilica. The Pantheon has represented the greatest expression of the glory of Rome for more than two thousand years.  With this self-guided audio tour, you will know the history of this stunning monument, the behind-the-scenes, the stories of the only ancient Roman building that has remained almost intact through the centuries. In 608, Pope Boniface IV had the remains of many martyrs removed from the Christian catacombs and placed in the Pantheon. Thereafter the temple was officially converted to Christianity and named Saint Maria ad Martyres. The Pantheon was an inspiration to Raphael, one of the greatest architects of the Renaissance, and he requested it be his place of eternal rest. Unravel the mysteries of the structure independently with the help of your audio guide, and admire its extraordinary features, such as the dome with its oculus that both lets in sunlight and acts as a cooling and ventilation method. Collect you audio guide directly at the D'Uva Audio guide desk inside the Pantheon during opening hours (Monday to Friday from 10am to 6.15pm. Saturday from 10am to 3.30pm; Sunday from 12am to 5pm);

What’s included

  • Audio guide in your language
  • Booking fee
  • Donation to the Basilica di Santa Maria ad Martyres

What’s not included

  • Guide