Panteón de Marinos Ilustres

San Fernando, Spain

Panteón de Marinos Ilustres (Pantheon of Distinguished Sailors) began construction in 1786, was inaugurated without a roof in 1870, and covered in 1948. Here rest the mortal remains of many Spanish sailors.

From the exterior of the Pantheon of Illustrious Mariños, the sober and imposing doorway in neoclassical style stands out. Inside, the elliptical-shaped vestibule particularly stands out, as well as the church, with three naves and a dome over the transept. The most important feature inside are the tombs of sailors situated in the sections of the side aisles: Gravina, Álava, Valdés, etc.

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Founded: 1786
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Spain

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CADIZ LOCAL GUIDE Cadiz local guide (6 months ago)
Today we visit the Pantheon of Illustrious Sailors in San Fernando. An experience that makes you immerse yourself in the History of Spain and Cádiz. Your visit is highly recommended.
alfonso garcia carrillo (8 months ago)
Beautiful and a great story of our sailors
Maite Hime (9 months ago)
There are no words to sum up the visit to the Pantheon ... You don't know how important our land and its sailors have been until an "excellent" guide immerses you (pun intended) in a sea of ​​knowledge, full of names, dates, situations geographies and despite everything "you find out" without losing interest and the thread of events. Amazed with the experience and surprised because IT IS FREE !!!
Arija Noel (14 months ago)
Beautiful memorial to Spanish Sailors. There are guided tours in Spanish on Saturdays. So much history!
guillermo (2 years ago)
Impresionante edificio que alberga en su interior distintos homenajes a personajes vinculados a la Amada Española. Lástima que los responsables no hayan adaptado un recorrido para ser visitado por personas con movilidad reducida, sobre todo teniendo en cuenta que solo hay que salvar unos pocos escalones. Las incomodidades las paliaron el guia y la buena voluntad de los demás visitantes, El guia hace gala de un magnífico humor gaditano que, con las explicaciones h¡storicas, convierten la visita en una amena clase de historia, Chapó. La experiencia es demasiado corta para el juego que puede dar. Merece la pena.
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