Pay your respects to political and cultural leaders of South America at Panteon Nacional, the final resting place of Simon Bolivar. First created in the late 19th century on top of the ruins of an old church, the pantheon holds the remains of notable writers, doctors, lawyers, journalists, musicians, and scientists. Tours are only offered in Spanish. With our international travel planner, Caracas attractions like Panteon Nacional can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Visiting the Panteon Nacional really takes you back in time to reflect on the enormous effort made by special people who simply said no more of suppression from king they would not even meet ever in..... more »
Building seems to be repaired for a short time, it looks well from the front but a bit weird from different sides. Exhibition is dedicated to national heroes who fought for independence during 19th... more »
Whatever you think about the current politics of Venezuela, the National Pantheon is a bonafide historical landmark, and a window into how we have conceived such history through the ages. Like other Pantheons such as Les Invalides or St. Paul, it has blind spots and shortcomings, depending on your historiographical point of view. A former colonial church, under several layers of renovations: neocriolla, modernist, and eclectic... It is the burial ground of many Military heroes from the independence wars, as well as from XIXth Century civil wars (especially from the once hegemonic Liberal party). Civilians and women are scant, as well as post 1936 additions. Be that as it may, a place with significant tombs and memorials should not be missed. Bolivar's mausoleum is the highlight of any visit -a chilling renovation that is the pride of Chavista architecture-, but there are many other beautiful monuments. The renovation included a moder parking lot, but it is merely a few blocks up from Capitolio or La Hoyada metro stations, walking through Catedral and Altagracia.
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