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Highly recommended place to stop by to admire Simon Bolivar's memorial. Honor guards change evey 2 hours, opens 9 to 4:30 to general public. New hall has about 4 years right behind historical museum. Great statues and ceiling paintings. It takes about 20 minutes to...More
I recently visited "El Panteón Nacional" after decades of my last visit. I wen with a large (+20) group of friends that currently live in Caracas. It is very clean and well maintained. The guides are very nice and showed deep knoledge of Venezuelan History....More
Panteon has two ambiances: the former Holly Trinity church with all the mentions of our great figures than lies within and the absent ones; and the new maussoleum for Bolívar that seen from aoutside is an abomination, but when inside it's just overwhelming.
The history of Venezuela is one full of incredibly successes of overcoming obstacles and defeating the Goliath of the era that was the Spanish Empire. The "Panteon Nacional" have all of those characters that helped liberate Venezuela and the vast majority of the South American...More
The "Panteon Nacional" is a nice building, with a museum right beside it but I was not able to visit it since it was Monday, and it is attached to the Mausoleum of Simon Bolivar, both with a strange/funny looking architectural mixture. Definitely worth visiting...More
I have read most of the opinions posted here about this place. I agree with some, disagree with others. Sadly, as most things these days in our country, many of the opinions are tainted by the political preferences of the individuals writing them.
I visited this place at lease twice before January 2014, as a good Venezuelan. The previous visits were good but the last one in January 2014 was great. The new building that host the remains of Simon Bolivar is IMPRESSIVE and the guard change ceremony...More
I got a guided tour in Spanish, would be great if you can get it in different languages, it gives you an insight of the history of the country, but still it's great how the people Venezuela remember their heroes>