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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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So beautiful and historical. We unknowingly wore shorts (hot in the summer there) so were asked to wear a pashmina around our waists in order to have our legs covered--if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

So beautiful and historical. We unknowingly wore shorts (hot in the summer there) so were asked to wear a pashmina around our waists in order to have our legs covered--if you have pants or a long skirt, you should wear it to visit. I appreciated that the other visitors maintained hushed tones as they toured; then one group of loud... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a well protected Cathedral in Santo Domingo with beautiful High Ceilings that resemble an era(english gothic). The interior of this cathedral is rich with culture and history. Such as the story of how the ex - president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez was able to remove the remains of Simon Bolivar into its final resting place inside that same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The first western Cathedral in the New World. Unbelievably beautiful and massive - they still hold mass here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I don't usually do Cathedrals, once you've seen Milan and La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, most pale into insignificance. But this is splendid. A fantastic Gothic Cathedral that you must visit. Columbus stayed here as did the 'pirate' Drake! After your visit cross the square and admire it from the bar on the opposite corner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the first church in the New World! Highly recommended to visitors! Do note the church closes at 4:30pm in order to prepare for mass. If you come after 4:30pm, you will not be able to enter the church, though the guard will let you take a look by the entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Suggest you get the audio tour. Nice Area with great square in front with lots of interesting people. Nice cafe and cigar shop.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The oldest cathedral in America. Just don't miss it. It is the heart of Ciudad Colonial. Well located at a short walk from the westside cruise dock, next to Parque Colon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Lovely church the first one in america you have to pay a cheap tkt, is in the middle of the city center walking distance after the duarte street or the alcazar also very close many souvernirs shops in front with good prices also chocolate museum go and pray Since this is a free opinion and nobody pays for it your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Considering the time, place and resources when the Catedral was build it is very impressive. Nicely integrates many European design styles of the times. Has withstood the ravages of time well. Audio cassette descriptions heavy on discussion of who a chapel is dedicated to and not much on the history of the day but for 50 cents extra it's worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautiful and architecturally excellent. One of many exciting places to visit in the old Colonial City (Zona Colonial) in Santo Domingo. Learn how Christopher Columbus shaped this city and even was the first Governor!

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Address: Calle Arzobispo Merino (on the south side of Columbus Sq.), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809/682-3848
Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Santo Domingo Province  >  Santo Domingo

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