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

Zona Colonial is a good option for those wishing to visit National Pantheon, since guests staying in this part of the Dominican Republic will have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. There is a respectable amount of lodgings in the region near this landmark.

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

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area is enjoying fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of National Pantheon. La Residence, which dishes out International fare, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this historical site. The dining establishment is a small distance away, but out of the way enough that you may need to arrange for having a type of transport to arrive. Also near National Pantheon you and your party will find eateries such as Segafredo and Azul where you and your companions should be sure to try out Fusion dishes and experience the culture of the Dominican Republic.


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, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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