From Ancient Rome to Modern Life 10 Roman Ruins Still in Use Today

 May 4th , 2024


The Roman Empire left an indelible mark on the world. Discover their architectural legacy that continues to serve a purpose centuries later.

Then & Now: Built as a temple to all gods, now a popular Catholic church and a tourist attraction.

1: Pantheon, Rome, Italy

Then and Now: It brought water to the city. Sections still functioned into the 20th century; now, they are a marvel.

2: Aqueduct of Segovia, Spain

Then & Now: Retirement home for an emperor, now forms the core of Split's old town, full of life.

3: Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia

Then & Now: Hosted gladiatorial contests. Today, it stages world-class opera performances.

4: Arena of Verona, Italy

Then and Now: This is a luxurious bathing complex. The ruins are a museum, but modern spas tap into the same hot springs.

5: Roman Baths, Bath, England

Then and Now: The bridge carried water to Nîmes. Now a UNESCO site, the bridge portion was used by vehicles until recently.

6: Pont du Gard Aqueduct, France

Then & Now: The smaller Colosseum still hosts concerts and events, proving that Roman design was built to last.

7: Pula Arena, Croatia

Then and Now: The World's oldest functioning lighthouse, originally Roman, with later renovations.

8: Tower of Hercules, Spain

Then & Now: Roman senate house, later a church. Still stands impressively in the Roman Forum.

9: Curia Julia, Rome

Beyond Cities: Many Roman theaters across Europe occasionally host modern performances.

10: Roman Theaters