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National Pantheon (Pantheon Nacional)

Address: Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This 18th-century Jesuit church is the resting place for many of the greatest Dominican heroes.

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Brussels, Belgium
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115 reviews 115 reviews
53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is an old church transformed into a mausoleum for the heroes of the republic. A guard stands at the entrance, for the rest only marble graves and dominican flags.

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Crestline, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This location wasn't on my original list of must-sees for Santo Domingo, but our tour guide took us through and I'm really glad for it! It's a peaceful place, where many historical Dominican figures are laid to rest. Gorgeous building (in great condition also) and the uniformed guards are something to see!

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California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Quiet, Respectful, Solemn, Uplifting monument to national heros. Nice quick visit on a quiet street.

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Venice
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A visit to the National Pantheon is a must when you go to Santo Domingo. The atmosphere is hushed and reverent. The architecture is amazing. I have managed to get permission to sing on occassion and the acoutics are incredible!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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307 reviews 307 reviews
65 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This building caught my attention in passing down Calle Las Damas - as much for the well turned-out guard on the door. The interior is an entombment of some of the Dominican Republic's historical heroes and is very well maintained (compared to certain other monuments I have been to in the Colonial District). A red carpet leads from the entrance... More

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New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a pretty building. It contains the tombs of many a distinguished local. There is also a guard by the entrance standing to attention in the heat of the tropics. Mercifully he has a large fan blowing on him keeping him from a heat stroke! Entrance is free unlike most of Santo Domingo's attractions.

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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

great place for history buffs! go during the day for sure. It is free and there are guys that offer mini tours and ask for a donation, but if you can read, you won't need to deal with that hustle.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The people of the Dominican Republic should be proud of this edifice honoring their national heroes. The guard at attention was a sight to behold. The historical facts and ceiling frescoe were particularly moving.

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It is very pretty inside. There is very little information inside, so if you are really interested, it might be worth hiring one of the guides who hang out on the stairs in front. One warning- one of the "guides" outside tried to tell me that there was an entrance fee, but if I went in with him, I wouldn't... More

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Forest Hills, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Its a really beautiful room, and often locals will act as a guide for a small tip, telling you the history of the building. Make sure you visit when it is open to see the inside, i recall the ceiling in particular being beautiful and very old.

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