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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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Flint, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
52 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
54 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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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
160 helpful votes 160 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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