National Pantheon

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National Pantheon

Location
Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela
Memorials 158 added (11% photographed)

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National Pantheon of Venezuela is a building in the northern edge of the old town of Caracas, Venezuela. It was originally built as a church, but is now used as a famous burial place. On March 27, 1874, President Antonio Guzmán Blanco decreed the transformation of the Santísima Trinidad church of Caracas into a National Pantheon, to conserve the remains of the heroes of Independence and those of eminent people. This church was constructed by Juan Domingo del Sacramento Infante in the middle of the 17th century, the 1812 earthquake almost totally destroyed it but, its slow reconstruction continued under the direction of several engineers and when it was decree as Pantheon.

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GPS Coordinates: 10.51322, -66.91252

  • Added: 22 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #639939