Panteón Nacional
Panteón Nacional
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The remains of celebrated Venezuelans, including Simon Bolivar, are housed inside this building, whose walls and ceilings display the most famous Venezuelan independence battle scenes.
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Lucy S
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania17 contributions
Feb 2020
Visiting the Panteon Nacional really takes you back in time to reflect on the enormous effort made by special people who simply said no more of suppression from king they would not even meet ever in their lives. This army is the only army created to liberate and not invade.
Besides the paintings on the roof are extraordinary. Painted by Tito Salas. Made in huge canvases these have may not envy any European painter of that time. Spectacular! there is a guide that has been there all his life and this is very inspiring. Beautiful.
Written April 12, 2020
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Mario G
Caracas, Venezuela97 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Highly recommended place to stop by to admire Simon Bolivar's memorial. Honor guards change evey 2 hours, opens 9 to 4:30 to general public. New hall has about 4 years right behind historical museum. Great statues and ceiling paintings. It takes about 20 minutes to walk around it, but it is worth it.
Written March 21, 2017
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Rhett B
budapest42 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
Unreal. Surreal. The only IMAX-type theater in the world for a dead person. Truly mind blowing. I had wondered what the big ugly building crowding the Panteon from behind was, and then I entered...and was lucky enough even to see the changing of the guard. But first: the original Panteon Nacional is a stunning and solemn place. The murals and stonework are fantastic. The ugly addition, inaugurated two years ago (if I am not mistaken) by Chavez himself, is such an incredible disgrace to the mortal remains of a person many consider to be a true hero that it must be seen. There's no question that Bolivar rightly plays in the minds of the people in many countries, but one must visit the Panteon Nacional to see how the current administration in Venezuela plays the mortal remains of a hero for many. The guards' uniforms don't fit, the protocol is laughable, the lighting done without any taste or aesthetic. Yet there in that space rest the remains (supposedly) of Bolivar. Go for a visit and take in the show. And with all due respect to Bolivar and his legacy, continue on to the Museo Nacional in Bogota for a very well curated exploration of the man and the mission...and the controversy untold in Venezuela. Enjoy!
Written July 2, 2013
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Rodolfo Rojas B
Caracas, Venezuela20 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
I recently visited "El Panteón Nacional" after decades of my last visit. I wen with a large (+20) group of friends that currently live in Caracas. It is very clean and well maintained. The guides are very nice and showed deep knoledge of Venezuelan History. (I am not sure they speak english, so you better go with someone that can translate)

For such an iconic place, it is not tainted with the political influence of the chavismo, so it is a good place for international tourists.
Written April 22, 2016
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Not currently possible to go inside due to renovation work being carried out. Looks like it's not going to be over in a hurry!
Written September 27, 2014
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mipita
Ponteareas, Spain121 contributions
Dec 2013 • Couples
I have read most of the opinions posted here about this place. I agree with some, disagree with others. Sadly, as most things these days in our country, many of the opinions are tainted by the political preferences of the individuals writing them.
I agree with Jurgendhondt and others that there shoud be guided tours in other languages, at least in Englsh. I commented that to the guide when I visited and he said they had trouble finding people to do it, because the practically do it individually and voluntarily. That seemed odd, but possible. In any case, there's room for improvement there.
I also agree that there's a very bold contrast between the architecture of the old Panteon itself and that of the recently build Mausoleum to hold the remains of the Liberator, Simón Bolívar. However, I think it was tastefully done, but realise it is a question of aesthetic opinion.
The place is safe to visit during its regular open hours. There is quite a lot to see and if you don't speak Spanish it helps to previously check
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Pantheon_of_Venezuela
The change of guard is interesting to watch.
If you drive there, there's supervised, free, parking underneath the Mausoleum, which can be accessed from the street at the back (Av. Oeste 13).
There's also a very nice cafe/souvenir shop towards the back of the building, on its right hand side.
I definitely recommend visiting this landmark!
Written April 18, 2014
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jrechicago
Caracas, Venezuela140 contributions
Jan 2014 • Family
I visited this place at lease twice before January 2014, as a good Venezuelan. The previous visits were good but the last one in January 2014 was great. The new building that host the remains of Simon Bolivar is IMPRESSIVE and the guard change ceremony has been improved. If you are planing to visit Caracas this is a must go place and is busy with tourist from Venezuela and abroad but not overcrowded.
Written January 17, 2014
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Jaroslav Nečas
Brno, Czech Republic1,011 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Building seems to be repaired for a short time, it looks well from the front but a bit weird from different sides. Exhibition is dedicated to national heroes who fought for independence during 19th century. Main part is big hall with excavated remains of Simon Bolívar guarded by 4 honor guards.
Written January 29, 2019
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Luis V
Caracas, Venezuela16 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
National Pantheon where Simon Bolivar the Libertator ashes remains , this a historic place you do not want to miss when you visit Caracas
Written December 11, 2018
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RafaGomez_CC
Caracas, Venezuela20 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
Panteon has two ambiances: the former Holly Trinity church with all the mentions of our great figures than lies within and the absent ones; and the new maussoleum for Bolívar that seen from aoutside is an abomination, but when inside it's just overwhelming.
Written March 15, 2016
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