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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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
11 attraction reviews
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The cathedral is a don't miss if you're in Santo Domingo. the front streets are being rebricked but that should be done soon. the church is beautiful inside and outside it's got a Spanish influence. There is a large courtyard area and a monistary next to it. there is a small charge to go inside the church. If you go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very good place! Wonderful! Full Of history, i my opinion is a place you must visit if you like history, this is an inportant part of the history of the american continent.

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is the first cathedral in the New World. The cathedral is beautiful and serene and magnificent. If you are in SDQ don't miss it. Only 40 pesos to enter.

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