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National Pantheon (Pantheon Nacional)
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Full-Day City Tour of Santo Domingo from La Romana
Ranked #10 of 193 things to do in Santo Domingo
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Owner description: This 18th-century Jesuit church is the resting place for many of the greatest Dominican heroes.
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“neat but...”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

it was interesting to see the National Pantheon. It was a stop on our tour of Santo Domingo. it is where they bury their important people like Presidents ect. I found it a bit dry and boring. Worth a quick pop by on route, but don't go out of your way to see it.

Visited March 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very nice building with a hidden secret”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a very nice building that hosts the remains of some of the heroes of this country. It is guarded by a soldier in uniform all the time and it is a very nice place to visit. It has one secret that even some Dominican's don't know about. Up high towards both sides. There are 4 windows covered in framed crosses. If you pay close attention there is something hidden in the design of the crosses, you will find the nazi SS symbol hidden in between the crosses. It is difficult or impossible to see if you are not looking for it. The crosses are designed into the spaces between the frames and are really easy to see with the background light. The SS hidden symbol is hidden in between the frames. Once you see it you can see the marvel of the design. The way it was explained to me is that during the rise of Nazi Germany. The DR did not want to anger some Nazi visitors to the country and showed them how they were with them by means of this design. But at the same time they could hide it to the rest of the world as it is not apparent unless it is pointed out to you. This is very good very clever design. This alone is worth the visit

Visited April 2013
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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“NO DESCRIPTIONS IN THE PLACE”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

need more written guide material....graves not marked....no history provided....toomany beggars posing as guides

Visited April 2013
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“Eternal Flame and Amazing ceiling painting”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Good to visit, very quick tour, but very little detailed information.Would have liked to spend more time here.

Visited April 2013
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washington, dc
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“perhaps of most interest to dominican visitors”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

skip this if you're not dominican. the space is forgettable and since we weren't fluent or familiar with the national heroes, there was not much to hold our interest

Visited April 2013
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