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

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Bucuresti
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16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We reached National Pantheon at the exchange guard moment. is very interesting to see this show. The place is not big, but is interesting and you can spend around 10-15 minutes to see the "eternal flame" inside and the guard exchange.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

we went to the Pantheon, it was right across from the hotel we were staying at. A guide gave us a quick tour since we have just half an hour so he made it short and sweet. Talked about the building and the people buried there.

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Flint, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Observed changing guard. Learned some history about the country. Cannot believe even Hitler did contribute to this building.

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Estepona, Spain
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52 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The panteon is the most interesting part of the colonial district in my opinion. It's full of history occurring the fight for independence of the Dominican republic. I think though it's important to go with a local guide. Our guide certainly made 'll the difference to our visit,

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stopped in while wandering around the colonial zone. I'm glad I did. Was not there very long but made a lasting impression for the history of the DR.

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Brussels, Belgium
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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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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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34 helpful votes 34 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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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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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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