The Pantheon of Illustrious Men is a royal site in Madrid, under the administration of the Patrimonio Nacional. It was designed by Spanish architect Fernando Arbós y Tremanti, and is located in Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Atocha in the Retiro section of Madrid.
The pantheon houses the tombs of a number of famous Spaniards including: Leandro Fernández de Moratín (1760-1828), dramatist Francisco de Paula Martinez de la Rosa (1789-1862), prime minister Juan Álvarez Mendizábal (1790-1853), politician Antonio de los Ríos y Rosas (1812-1873), politician, whose tomb is designed by Pedro Estany Práxedes Mateo Sagasta (1825-1903), prime minister, whose tomb is the work of sculptor Mariano Benlliure Antonio Cánovas del Castillo (1828-1897), prime minister, by Catalan sculptor Agustí Querol Subirats Eduardo Dato e Iradier (1856-1921), prime minister, by sculptor Mariano Benlliure José Canalejas (1854-1912), prime minister, by sculptor Mariano Benlliure Plan my trip to Madrid with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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Found it by accident and went inside since I liked the courtyard. Entry is free. However, I was a bit disappointed when I went inside. Did not recognise any names and everything was in Spanish, but... more »
We had a short time to spare and this Pantheon of Distinguished Men was on our way so we entered out of curiosity. There are many sculptures inside and some are quite good. However we did not know... more »
The Panteon de Hombres Ilustres as it's name suggests is a pantheon or mausoleum of famous Spaniards (actually, men only!). I suspect that non-spanish people will have a hard time identifying any of the individuals. Nevertheless, all the mausoleums are magnificent. ¿How about some women too?
Very interesting and quite unknown site in Madrid. It is a museum of Spanish sculpture from the turn of the 19th /20th. c.
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