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Panteon Nacional

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Address: Bv. Panteon | Avenida Norte, Caracas 1010, Venezuela
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The remains of celebrated Venezuelans, including Simon Bolivar, are housed...

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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Historical place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mario G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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.

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Thank Mario G
Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

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... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

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.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

The history of Venezuela is one full of incredibly successes of overcoming obstacles and defeating the Goliath of the era that was the Spanish Empire. The "Panteon Nacional" have all of those characters that helped liberate Venezuela and the vast majority of the South American continent. You will see the tombs of figures that enlightens the spirit of history lovers... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

The "Panteon Nacional" is a nice building, with a museum right beside it but I was not able to visit it since it was Monday, and it is attached to the Mausoleum of Simon Bolivar, both with a strange/funny looking architectural mixture. Definitely worth visiting if you are in Caracas!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

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!

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Caracas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

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... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

I got a guided tour in Spanish, would be great if you can get it in different languages, it gives you an insight of the history of the country, but still it's great how the people Venezuela remember their heroes>

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

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... More 

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