Fodor's Expert Review Pantheon de la Patria

Zona Colonial Church

The neoclassical facade of the National Pantheon towers over Calle Las Damas, and its interior is just as impressive. Guarded daily by a presidential honor guard, this former 18th-century Jesuit church became the country’s national mausoleum in 1956. It houses the remains of Dominican heroes, such as Gregorio Luperón, Salomé Ureña, José Núñez de Cáceres, Concepción Bona, Emilio Prud’Homme, Juan Sánchez Ramírez, and María Trinidad Sánchez, among others. Explore its striking baroque interior, with a ceiling mural depicting the ascension to heaven and the Last Judgment and an eternal flame burning beneath it.


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Calle Las Damas
10211, Dominican Republic


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