Pantheon Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church & Bernini Elephant Guided Tour in Rome

Pantheon Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Church & Bernini Elephant Guided Tour in Rome
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$35.29
Duration: 90 minutes
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Over this 1.50 hours guided tour, visit the best-preserved monument of Ancient Rome  and admire the unique example of Gothic church in Rome
Listen to the history of the stone elephant in Piazza della Mineva, made by Bernini, before entering in Santa Maria sopra Minerva basilica. In this church, where the popes of the Florentine Medici family were buried, observe the masterpieces of painting and sculpture made by the best Renaissance artists. Then move to the Pantheon and marvel at its oculus in the stunning dome.

Meet your guide in Piazza della Minerva,  down the stone elephant and discover  the meaning of this statue. Listen to the history of the builings sorrounding the square and then visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, the church where the popes of the Florentine Medici family were buried. Admire the church interior, covered in artworks by Michelangelo, Bernini and other famous artists. 

Get a detailed history of the Pantheon from your guide, who will point out ground-breaking features, such as the coffered concrete dome. Take a look at the oculus in the center of the dome, allowing natural light to illuminate the building while lightening the structural load. Initially a temple, the Pantheon is now one of the most spectacular churches in Rome and acts as the mausoleum to the tombs of Raphael, King Victor Emmanuel II and Queen Margherita among others.

Over this 1.50 hours guided tour, visit the best-preserved monument of Ancient Rome  and admire the unique example of Gothic church in Rome
Listen to the history of the stone elephant in Piazza della Mineva, made by Bernini, before entering in Santa Maria sopra Minerva basilica. In this church, where the popes of the Florentine Medici family were buried, observe the masterpieces of painting and sculpture made by the best Renaissance artists. Then move to the Pantheon and marvel at its oculus in the stunning dome.