Which are the most impressive buildings in Rome

Rome is famous for its ancient ruins and stunning architecture, with the entire city littered with iconic buildings with a rich history and incredible cultural significance.

Colosseum

By far Rome’s most recognisable landmark, the Colosseum towers over the city’s streets. Empire Titus Flavius built the ancient structure in 70.A.D. for a gift to the Roman People. The massive stadium was used for violent games with gladiators, executions, and animal hunts. It took over 20 years to be fully complete and was made out of travertine, limestone, and concrete. Despite its age and weaken appearance, the Colosseum is a breathtaking beauty and well worth putting on your bucket list.

St. Peter’s Basilica

Although the city is home to over 900 different churches, it is St. Peter’s Basilica that reigns supreme. The most popular and largest in all of Rome, the magnificent structure is famous for its Renaissance artwork. With St. Peter’s Square attached to the front, the church is home to incredible wonders both inside and out. The incredible architecture matches perfectly with the church’s history and culture, with a large range of events hosted here including an audience with the Pope.

Pantheon

The city’s most preserved ancient monuments, being built in 126 A.D. by Emperor Hadrian. The name ‘Pantheon’ is a Greek word meaning ‘all the gods’. Its construction is like no other, with the ancient Rome’s iconic columns and it’s the immense dome ceiling, transforms this structure into a spectacular awe-inspiring building.

Quartiere Coppedè

This building not just one style, but a perfect blend of a series of architectural panaches. Gino Coppedè, an architect in 1917 combined Art Nouveau, Greek, Baroque, Gothic, and even Medieval inspirations and styles throughout the building. Creating a completely unique site where all styles merge together beautifully. Nowadays, the build is split into private apartments and offices, with the interior not open to the public. But you can see marvel at the exteriors, which includes truly unique sections, such as large outdoor chandeliers.

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

Sitting along a busy shopping street, the Palazzo is a secret section that hides an enchanting courtyard and a stunning museum. Don’t miss a chance to see the four superb hallways that are covered completely with oil paintings and frescoes. With the gilded hall of mirrors filled with gold sculptures and incredible hanging chandeliers, this spot is usually away from the foot traffic, giving you an even more tranquil visit.

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