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National Pantheon (Pantheon Nacional)

Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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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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Crestline, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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259 reviews 259 reviews
51 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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104 reviews 104 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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