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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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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... read more

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

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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

First cathedral to be built in the Americas, Needs some renovation, but is generally in good shape. Make sure you rent the earphones. Many chapels around the sides add to historical information of Hispaniola. This is NOT a cathedral you would find in Europe, but it Is the first one in thispart of the world. See it and enjoy the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Of course, it's warmer in the afternoon, but who likes crowds? Generals and presidents as I recall are entombed here. Interesting stone I've not seen anywhere else in the America's. Not too far from Diego Colon's palace and only a block or so from Parque Colon. Do be aware that if someone kindly offers you a tour, at the end... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A simple church with a very basic altar. Nothing extraordinary. You have to pay to enter the church. The only thing good about this church is the history.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very historical and well maintained cathedral of considerable historical significance. Try to go when it's not so crowded as the numbers of loud tourists spoilt my experience. Headphones in whichever language you speak are available for an additional cost at the ticket office.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I fell in love with this place, the mix of barroque, mozarab and neo-roman architecture was astonishing. This is a must go place if you're visiting Santo Domingo.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I visited the "Catedral Santa Maria la Menor" with some friends last month and I could say its the real thing. Very well preserved (with a little help), and located in the heart of the Colonial City. If you visit Santo Domingo, this area is a must and the Cathedral is an excellent choice, too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Its the oldest church in America, but there is nothing spectacular inside. The altar is very simple and the ceiling is just regular painting. Not worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our chartered vehicle arranged by the hotel concierge took us to Santo Domingo, 200 km from Punta Cana. We met up with a tour guide who took us on a walking tour of historical Dominican Republic. Manuel our tour guide was very knowledgable about everything Dominicano. Don't miss going to Santo Domingo if you plan to visit Dominican Republic.

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Heathrow, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Cathedral Santa Maria...primada de las Americas Santo Domingo, Capital City of Dominican Republic, has being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO...that important and A MUST VISIT, while in this Island, is this beautiful, magnificent Old Colonial City which has flourished beyond its impressive Colonial limits as the most modern and vibrant City of the Caribbean. Santo Domingo is justly... More 

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