Pantheon of Illustrious Men

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The Pantheon of Illustrious Men (Template:Lang-es) 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.

Notable interments

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

Notable structures

The site also contains its own version of the statue of Liberty, an 1857 tomb designed by sculptors Federico Aparici, Ponciano Ponzano and Sabino Medina, moved here in 1912.




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