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One of the West's most famous buildings, the iconic Pantheon is an absolute must see—whether this is your first or tenth time to the Eternal City.

This beautiful Roman temple has been standing for 2000 years, ever since Emperor Augustus’ right hand man Marcus Agrippa had it built in 27 BC. Visitors can still see his name etched in the marble atop the front entryway. Through the ages, the Pantheon has taken on may different incarnations, the most recent of which is a Roman Catholic church. It is also the burial place of many famous and royal individuals, including renaissance master Raphael. Upon entering for the first time, you may find it difficult to resist drawing your eyes upward toward the magnificent oculus—so maybe warm your neck up for a bit of craning.

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