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National Pantheon (Pantheon Nacional)

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Address: Calle Las Damas, Santo Domingo, 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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It's on the Route..see it

On the street Calle Las Damas,it is one of the Historical Buildings that you should see. Nothing that special. It was a Church that now houses the remains of National Figures in... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Lionel L
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful building that when in the colonial zone you can easily visiti g during your walk. Not much to see just coffins of people important to Dominican history in one way or another. That being said you can skip the tour offered by the "guides" standing at the front door since they'll just load you up with... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see the great chandelier and the eternal flame guarded by immaculately dressed guards. No limitations on photographs.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Located in a very old edifice were all the heroes of the republic left their marks. very respectable place, a must see in the Dominican republic

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

On the street Calle Las Damas,it is one of the Historical Buildings that you should see. Nothing that special. It was a Church that now houses the remains of National Figures in tombs. I like the paintings on the ceiling.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The building was built as a church in the eighteenth century. At the time of the dictator Trujillo was rebuilt at a mausoleum for him. You can see the chandelier of General Franco and the bars of Hitler and swastikas. Trujillo never buried there. After the murder of his rise and fall of the dictatorship of the place turned into... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the top things to see in the colonial zone since it's the most important historical building in the entire country. The national pantheon is a place of pride and honor for the Dominican people.

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a place you should visit when you walk on Calle Las Damas...Is a beautiful colonial building where national figures are buried there. You will only need less than 1/2 hour to walk inside.

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I kind of dropped in by accident. My travel partners was a the hotel, and I took a stroll through Calle de las Damas and saw this place. Interesting info (and not too much) at the exhibition.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016

It was originally a Jesuit Church built in the XVIII century and therefore bearing the seal of the Baroque. After the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767, the building had been a tobacco warehouse, school and theatre. In 1956 the dictator Trujillo, prone to Paphos, ordered the Spanish architect Javier Barroso to convert the building into a national Pantheon, suggesting... More 

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

This place is a where almost all our Independence heroes are. Is a basically a huge vault, marmol one I guess, very quiet and with permanent guards in there. If you like architecture this a good 5 minutes stop within the colonial zone. There is no fee to enter and all other historical places are near, so, in one day... More 

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