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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, Cultural
Owner description: This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

That is if you want to go inside, must not have shorts on. The "Plazoleta" just in front of it is very nice. You can have the cheapest breakfast or snack just across the street and be surrounded by easygoing locals. The stores in the area for souvenirs are a bit expensive. The remains of Christopher Columbus were once here.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The audio tour is advised, but contains a lot of dates and information more relevant to devout Catholics.Well worth the time to go thru it.

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Bucuresti
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Advertise that being the First Cathedral of America, "Primada de America" is included for those that are buying the "Santo Domingo full day trip". Is a well preserved building, more likely a bigger Church, has interesting paintings and stained glasses and imposing altar. At entrance all vistors had to cover teh body. You recieve an audio guide in English, Spanish,... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The style of the cathedral is quite unique, but how they did the presentation was a bit poor. They only use recording-cassette and we heard it through headphone. Basically they explained each of the chapels in the cathedral. Anyway from our experiences, it's still a must see in St Domingo.

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you like to look at old churches this is a great one to see, some of the paintings were just amazing.

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Oriental, North Carolina
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Take the tour it is only 40 pesos with out audio and 60 pesos with audio I suggest you pay for the audio many beautiful paintings and alters but you will not get the full value if you try to go it with a head set

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is amazing what the Spaniards accomplished in the 1500's. An absolutely beautiful building. The skilled masons and craftsmen did an amazing job. At 43 pesos to the USD a real bargain.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The first cathedral of the new world it is a must to visit in Santo Domingo, D R. Very interesting structure.

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norcross
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a beautiful building with a rich history. It is rich with a side altars and station of the cross.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one Cathedral.... Is majestic... you should pay a visit here... it's almost an obligation... Enjoy

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