National Pantheon - Santo Domingo
The National Pantheon is a mausoleum where lie the important people of the Dominican Republic, is located in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo.
Description of the Pantheon in the Colonial Zone
The National Pantheon
is a mausoleum where lie the important people of the Dominican
It is a monument in the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo of the eighteenth century with a remarkable architecture, was originally a Jesuit church and a tobacco factory and a theater. In 1956 the dictator Trujillo ordered to restore the building and turns him into a pantheon to house the remains of the heroes of the nation's civilian and military.
Some of the 42 people and personalities buried in the National Pantheon:
Antonio Duverge: Military of Puerto Rico of French origin who was very active during the war of independence of the Dominican Republic.
Gregorio Luperon: Was a soldier and politician Dominicans. He was interim president of the Dominican Republic between 1879 and 1880.
Salome Urena: Was a poet and teacher of the nineteenth Dominicans.
Pedro Santana: He was the first constitutional president of the Dominican Republic.
The National Pantheon has about 35 spaces for future heroes of the Dominican Republic and an unmarked grave plaque dedicated to the Unknown Soldier. A guard dressed in gala constantly on guard is at the entrance of the monument.
Photos of the mausoleum in Santo Domingo
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Location - Access National Pantheon
The National Pantheon is
located Calle de Las Damas in the Colonial
Zone of Santo Domingo.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday.