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Pantheon of Distinguished Men

Calle Julian Gayarre 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 00 59
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Unremarkable

This very beautiful Byzantine style building was created next to the Atocha to commemorate... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Mike K
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Beautiful Sculptures

The Pantheon of Distinguished Men has plenty of good sculpture of prominent Spanish men from the... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2016
BennyMalaga
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Malaga, Spain
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Calle Julian Gayarre 3, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This very beautiful Byzantine style building was created next to the Atocha to commemorate politicos unknown to any but Spanish history scholars. A quick perusal of the bios reminds that 19&20th century Spain was a land of turmoil leading to assassination and Civil War. Specialized...More

1  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Pantheon of Distinguished Men has plenty of good sculpture of prominent Spanish men from the past who were involved in Spanish government. Each has his own personal monument here and the sculptures are all quite beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We were unsure what to expect when we visited the Pantheon of Distinguished Men. The building is beautiful but it is quite out of the way and not the usual place for tourists to visit. Once inside, again, the building is wonderful and there are...More

Thank DavidandPascal
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Even though the characters who play tribute to are Spaniards and maybe unknown for foreigners I consider it is deserving to pay tributes to great men who struggle to leave a legacy to the nation and also to admire the great sculptures and architectural beauty....More

1  Thank RocioNathalie
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

It is not in every city guide. It looks like a forgotten gem. The only guard watching the entrance showed neither guidance nor enthusiasm for the possibly only visitor of the day. Then again the sculptures are breathtaking. The religious complex was never finished. One...More

Thank Arlene5826
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Several men important in the history of Spain have their pantheons in the building. Mariano Benlliure was one of the best Spanish sculptors of that time. He built the pantheons for Jose Canalejas, Praxedes Mateo Sagasta, and Eduardo Dato. This place has many beautiful sculptures...More

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 7 June 2014

The object is a very nice suproce when you pass by accidentally and decide to get in but if you are considering as an important attraction then in my opinion it will not dissapoint you only if you are into history (watch out - all...More

Thank Helen E
Reviewed 30 April 2013

The sculpture found in the Pantheon of Distinguished Men is very good and the best sculptors of Spain worked on them. They are very artistic. It is too bad that few people ever visit this sight because it is impressive.

1  Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 18 March 2012

The Pantheon of Illustrious Men is part of the Basilica de Atocha. Several men important in the history of Spain have their pantheons in the building. The widow of King Alfonso XII, Maria Cristina, decided that this mausoleum be built and a contest was held...More

4  Thank BennyMalaga
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