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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guillermo (13 months 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.
eneritz nerea gonzalez poignon (13 months ago)
Lugar digno de ver y con Sergio, el guía al frente, la visita se te hace muy interesante y amena. Estupendo
Joaquín Mg (13 months ago)
Excelente lugar donde reposan los restos de los marinos más importantes de España. Arquitectonicamente es un edificio muy bonito. El guía sencillamente es espectacular. Cuenta la historia de la marina española con datos y anécdotas de forma muy amena. La visita es muy recomendable.
F Mp (17 months ago)
Un lugar imprescindible para visitar en San Fernando. Una explicación amena por la historia de la marinería e historia española y de Cádiz, llena de anécdotas. Como bien dice el guía la visita es de una hora y algo, pero hablar de cada persona q esta enterrada allí da para muchísimo más. La cámara final donde está el monumento a todos los marinos q murieron en alta mar y no se pudo rescatar su cuerpo es muy bonita llena de simbolismo. El guía "chapo" conoce perfectamente el panteón y sus tumbas, hace la visita muy agradable y tiene la gracia singular de los gaditanos. La visita es gratuita y la entrada es por la escuela de suboficiales.
Monica (22 months ago)
Amazing !! Loved the pond with water from the 7 seas
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