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National Pantheon (Pantheon Nacional)

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Address: C/ Las Damas, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic
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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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Simply Stunning Ceiling!

The National Pantheon is a sample of simply elegant architecture. The domed ceilings, ceiling paintings and chandelier were absolutely beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Pantheon is a sample of simply elegant architecture. The domed ceilings, ceiling paintings and chandelier were absolutely beautiful.

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Valley Stream, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

National Patheon which faces the Nicolas de Ovando Hostal en calle Las Damas,restoredit in 1958 as a mausoleum for military dictator Trujillo . World is full interesting cultural and hitorical things

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title said here you have part of the history of the Dominican Republic summarized in one place, you can get a local guide they are very helpful and not expensive, they have an id for identification purposes. Many historical people buried here like Salome Urena, Pedro Henrique Urena, Pedro Santana, Emilio Prud'Homme, Eugenio Maria De Hostos, Jose Reyes... More 

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Thank R0mer1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This mausoleum honors the the most revered of Dominican soldiers and citizens (Think of it as the American equivalent of a combination of the Tomb of the Unknown solider at Arlington Cemetery, and maybe the Soviet Red Square). Opened as a Jesuit church in 1746, it has served many different roles in its history, including a tobacco warehouse , and... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

If you love art in any way, then you will love this place. A former religious building, is currently decorated with an unique candelabra given from the Spanish dictator Franco to the Generalissimo Trujillo. The guard change is nice and the Anthem play at noon.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This was a nice bit of history. Learning about the final resting place of many heroes or famous people in the Dominican Republic. The building was used for different purposes before it became a National Pantheon. It was used as a tobacco warehouse and a theater. It is beautiful at it's current state & definitely worth a stop during a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We ended up getting a tour from one of the many guides you'll see standing around that make it seem like they're just being friendly, but then expect a tip at the end and try to get you to pay them for a tour around town (it's free to get into the Pantheon otherwise). This is one of the sights... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This place is a cemetery for the National Heroes who helped the Dominican Republic become a free and independent country. This place is full with peace. If you are a history lover, and you would like to know more about or "give thanks" to the heroic people who risked their lives for freedom, this is the place you should go.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The place itself is much better to visit in the afternoon/evening, for the heat is lighter during that time of the day, also visitting around nighttime will surprise you with street performers bringing some of the best traiditional rythms of DR, you can also request for more if you like to and they will surely please you.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a mausoleum where the remains of prominent figures in history are preserved. There is no fee, though donations are accepted, and upon entering you will find coffins, some filled with DR heroes, and some empty waiting to be filled by future heroes and prominent figures. There is an eternal flame in the center and guards who walk the... More 

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