From Simon Bolivar to Ezequiel Zamora: Venezuela's great historical figures are buried here.
Rest in peace.
Resting place of the main historical figures in the struggle for Venezuela's independence, starting with the Liberator, Simon Bolivar (in whose honor this place was built), and including the Marquis de Toro, Andres Ibarra and Ezequiel Zamora. Originally it had been the site of the old church of the Santísima Trinidad, in which Bolivar himself was baptized, and which was totally destroyed in an earthquake in 1812. The interior includes three great naves separated by columns and a ceiling decorated with paintings by Tito Salas depicting scenes from Bolivar's independence campaigns. Don't miss the impressive lamp composed of more than 4000 pieces of crystal, installed shortly after the celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Bolivar. The pantheon, which had been closed for reconstruction for two years, reopened to the public in 2013.
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