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Catedral Primada de America

Calle Arzobispo Merino (on the south side of Columbus Sq.), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
809/682-3848
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
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New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

For this reason alone, the cathedral is worth a visit. It opens out onto a shady plaza where you can do some people watching as well. There is an entrance fee. Not as spectacular inside as some of the churches in other Spanish colonial towns, but still interesting.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Really one of the most historically significant buildings in the America's! Many great features! Don't miss!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

For being such an important symbol, there is very little information available in the audio-tours. It is also unpleasant trying to visit because you are harassed by hordes of 'tour guides' and vendors blocks before you get there.

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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you're from the US or anywhere else in the new world you might find this interesting. If you're from Europe you'll find your average city church more interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This cathedral is actually the first in America. Even that they're renovating it right now it kept its antiquity and authenticity. It's a nice place to visit

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Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Catedral Primada de America is absolutely stunning and I highly recommend visiting. It's full of history and it's gorgeous.

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Umatilla, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is supposedly one of the first Cathedrals in the West. It costs $1 each to enter (yes-they will accept dollars). You can wear headphones and take a self-guided tour. The history is amazing and I think it's in good shape considering it is over 500 years old! We saw nuns dressed in white! There are a lot of tourists... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Amazing to think this was built in the 1500s and has so much significant history linked to it. Only problem was the number of tourists who didn't respect the spiritual aspect of the building by continually posing for pictures.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Achitectual and historical value, worth seing! Disappointed that it was poorly maintained and under maintanance.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stop for a while, sit down and just watch. Place with quite an interesting history. You can take pictures inside, but make sure ladies has to wear conservative clothes with civered shoulders and longer pants.

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