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Address: Calle Arzobispo Merino (on the south side of Columbus Sq.), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809/682-3848
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Description: This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is...
This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
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Un ambiente colonial, para visitar en familia y conocer mas sobre la historia Dominicana. Great place to visit with the family and know a little more about Dominican history

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Un ambiente colonial, para visitar en familia y conocer mas sobre la historia Dominicana. Great place to visit with the family and know a little more about Dominican history

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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I enjoyed the tour of the cathedral and it was interesting to think, that, for better or worse, it was the first bastion of Christianity in the Americas. A "must see" if you are interested in learning about the first European settlement this side of the Atlantic.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I felt privilege to stand in the first Cathedral of America and I am not even Catholic. I took the tour with the headset and learned a lot about history. The building is beautiful and well kept. Exquisite art work. The tour guild had to come looking for me cause I over stayed my time there. Yes, you are allow... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Did not enjoy this tour. I would have preferred to explore more of the old city. We were with a group and this was one of the stops on the tour.

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Cap-Haitien, Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It was a wonderful cathedral sitting on the center of Zona Colonial, DR is a spanish colony country, that is why it's look like Spain or Italy, (I just saw in pictures) so I felt were in Europe anyway, It is still hard for us to go to travel to Europe, need more money, but for now, people that doesn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you are catholic this may be significant but as cathedrals go it does not have a great deal of interest and is overrun by tourists

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Pullman, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is an unbelievably beautiful structure and a one-of-a-kind experience. The longest-standing church in continual use in the Americas, the building has exquisite artwork and unique architecture. You can get a cheap audio tour or go in for free to look around Monday-Saturday, but Sundays are still reserved for worship. (Tourists can still go in on that day, but only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you go to the dominican republic you have to swing by, its surrounded by history. There are many things to see

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

When visiting the Colonial District, the Cathedral is an absolute must see on your list. It is so well preserved and very beautiful inside and out. There are also many other old churches in the Colonial District dating from the same time period. The house of Diego Columbus (Son of Christopher Columbus) is also in the Colonial District. All along... More 

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Montrose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Attended Mass there on a Sunday at 12pm. Of course in Spanish but we followed along pretty easily. Highly recommended, especially if you are Catholic! Do not miss this cathedral!

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