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 travelers to this area of the Dominican Republic will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. If you'd like to stay somewhere close to National Pantheon, you'll enjoy a decent selection of hotels in the region to choose from.

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
Antiguo Hotel Europa Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.4 km) NW
Tierra Plana Hostel 0.2 mi. (0.0 km) SW
Hotel Palacio Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) WSW

Location and What's Nearby

There are multitudes of restaurants to select from in the area near National Pantheon. Segafredo, which offers Italian meals, is also the closest restaurant to this site. Segafredo is a small distance away, but far-off enough that you may decide to arrange for taking advantage of a particular means of transport to get there. Azul and Pasatiempo Ristorante are some more refreshment choices nearby where you have the chance to try a new dish and experience the Dominican Republic culture.


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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