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National Pantheon (Pantheon Nacional)

Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #11 of 72 attractions in Santo Domingo
Type: Government Buildings, Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: This 18th-century Jesuit church is the resting place for many of the greatest Dominican heroes.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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240 reviews 240 reviews
45 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Astoria, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

a place where all the national heroes are entombed and done in a very beautiful fashion..an absolute must for all historian freaks like myself

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pompano beach
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Beautiful marble tribute to fallen soldiers, generals, leaders, etc. I found it different, interesting, and honorable.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Toured the National Pantheon on Monday, March 24, 2014, while in the Dominican Republic with 17 High School students. What a remarkable and memorable part of our trip. The tour guide was aweful, but the landmark was beautiful, peaceful, and offered a lot of history for us. It is touching to see the honor that these people were given at... More

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Belleville, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was a very interesting place to visit. Lots of things to see inside and learn about the history of some of the famous DR citizens. Lots of great architecture.

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