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TRAVEL: How to visit the Pantheon in Rome
Visitors outside the Pantheon in Rome. Photo by Vladislav Glukhotko on Unsplash

The Pantheon has introduced an entry fee for tourists for the first time this summer. Here's what to know about paying the historic site a visit.


If you're planning to visit Rome's Pantheon this summer, you'll now need to purchase an entry ticket.

Since July 2023, visitors who aren't resident in Rome have been subject to a €5 fee to be allowed access to the historic temple.

Here's what you need to know to plan your visit.

Opening hours

The Pantheon is open almost every day of the year from 9am until 7pm, with last entry around half an hour before closing time (though the ticket office closes at 6pm).

Exceptions are August 15th (Italy's Ferragosto holiday), Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.


Tickets can be bought online in advance, or on site.

To purchase a ticket online, you'll need to go Italy's State Museums website, here, and create an account.

Once that's done, you'll be taken to the Pantheon's ticket calendar, where you'll able to choose a slot between 9am and 6pm and pay by card.

You'll then receive a ticket via email with a QR code that you can use to access the monument.

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The official Pantheon website says that tickets can also be purchased in person for the same price at the entrance to the site, using cash or card.


While there's usually a queue to get into the Pantheon, it tends to move relatively quickly as the space inside is not huge; most visitors tend to stay for around 20-30 minutes.

If you want to purchase a guided tour, this can be done online via the website. Tours range in duration from 25 to 45 minutes, and cost between €15 and €30.50.

Rome's Pantheon will introduce an entry fee from July.

Rome's Pantheon will introduce an entry fee from July. Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP.

Who doesn't have to pay/gets a discount?

Under-18s are excluded from the entry fee requirement, subject to ID checks, as are Rome residents.

In the absence of clarification from the culture ministry, it's likely that access will be granted to residents via a MIC card - a €5 card that gives residents one year's free entry to many of Rome's museums and historic sites.

As the Pantheon has been a consecrated Catholic church since 609 AD, Masses are held there, and worshippers will not be charged entry - though the site is closed to tourists during religious services.

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Teachers, students enrolled in courses relevant to the Pantheon, and disabled people and their carers will also be exempt from paying - see the culture ministry's guidelines (in Italian) for more detail.


Young people between 18 and 25 years of age will be able to enter for €3, subject to ID checks.

How to get there

The closest metro stop to the Pantheon is Barberini on Metro Lina A, about 700m away.

The Pantheon is right in the heart of Rome and a short stroll from other sights such as the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona.

Buses with routes that go along Via del Corso or the eastern side of the lungotevere, the roads flanking Rome's River Tiber, will take visitors close to the site.



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