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Address: Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Description: This 18th-century Jesuit church is the resting place for many of the...
This 18th-century Jesuit church is the resting place for many of the greatest Dominican heroes.
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Interesting for a short visit

Filled with tombs and plaques to commemorate some of the DR's greatest heroes, this lovely building is a quiet place to visit and reflect. The military guards stand rigidly to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This memorial to their heroes is free and quite beautiful. There are lovely frescos, perhaps due to the fact that it was once a church. Be careful though as its a place where there are many touts vying for business as tour guides and taxi drivers.

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

its a place where the heroes of Dominican Republic were buried. A few vacant tombs left for future heroes.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This reminded me of our Tomb to the Unknown Soldier. There is an everlasting flame, and a soldier marches up and back with great solemnity. Also, plaque was in English and Spanish which I appreciate.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Filled with tombs and plaques to commemorate some of the DR's greatest heroes, this lovely building is a quiet place to visit and reflect. The military guards stand rigidly to attention and are great for a photo op! Free to enter and walk around, it; definitely worth a short visit

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

it is best to visit with a guide. There is a lot of history in this old church that now houses the remains of the heroes of the Dominican Republic. It is well maintained and the guard for the unknown soldier is almost like a statue.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The history of the National Pantheon is very interesting and the guards on duty added color. However, be wary of anyone posing as a guide that works for the government at this location. They only want to try to give you a tour and then hound you for money after you've told them no several times

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This old (18th century?) former church has been retrofitted to be the mausoleum of some of the national heroes of the Dominican Republic. It's a very quick visit - and frankly - is free. So, it's absolutely worth going in. I've now been here several times. And, to be honest, I'm not sure I know enough about Dominican history to... More 

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our guide led us to believe this was originally a personal mausoleum that had been altered to house the remains of many of the national heroes of the independence of the Dominican Republic, as exhibited by the security forces nearby. The outside is rough stone, but the inside is polished marble. The floors gleam, the frescoes awe. The tombs are... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This former tobacco warehouse is now guarded by a DR soldier - think: Buckingham Palace. There are other soldiers around who will take pictures with you. The ceiling artwork (toward the back) is worth the visit. You can walk through pretty quick so even if some of your party isn't into it - it will be a quick visit.

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Bucuresti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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