National Pantheon

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The is today known as the National Pantheon was started as a Jesuit church and took thirty-two years to build, finished in 1746. During the reign of Trujillo, the dictator sought to make the site his mausoleum. After his death and the collapse of the dictatorship, the new government was quick to re-purpose the site as a mausoleum and memorial to the great heroes of the people of the Dominican Republic; including Trujillo's assassins.


This dominating structure stands tall with its neo-classical style that gives the appearance of a fortress. Feel free to explore the building but remember to be respectful, some of the nations must revered heroes and citizens are buried here.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit National Pantheon may choose to book their trip in Zona Colonial, since guests staying in this region of the Dominican Republic will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. If you'd like to find a place near National Pantheon, you'll find a good selection of places to stay in the area.

Hotels near National Pantheon
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hostal Nicolas De Ovando Hotel 0.0 mi. (0.3 km) ESE
Bettye's Galleria Guesthouse Guest house 0.0 mi. (0.2 km) SW
Hodelpa Caribe Colonial Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) S
Hotel Conde De Penalba Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.1 km) SW
Sofitel Frances Santo Domingo Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) W
Antiguo Hotel Europa Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.4 km) NW
Hostal Nomandas Hostel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Outdoor activities like golfing and water sports are by no means hard to come by in the vicinity. Historic site guests who would also like to work on their golf game should consider going to the closest course, Isabel Villas Golf. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, consider going over to Montesinos Beach, the closest beach. Even though the options above are the easiest to get to, there will still be a variety of equally enjoyable recreation options. Historic site guests will discover plenty of indoor attractions in this general vicinity. Without going too far, you can find two more alluring attractions close by--Museo De Las Casas Reales and Residencia del Nicolas de Ovando.


Operating Hours

The Panteon de la Patria is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00am until 5:00pm.


There is no cost to enter the mausoleum.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (809) 541-5652

Location: Calle Las Damas, Zona Colonial, the Dominican Republic


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