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“cathedral” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Owner description: This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

beautiful and brimming with history as the oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere. Surrounded by buidings built in the 1500's and right across from the parque colon.

Visited October 2012
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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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“Air-conditioned beautiful structure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

From the outside, this cathedral is deceptively ordinary. Step inside and you are overwhelmed by the beauty of this historical building constructed in the time of Christopher Columbus. Well worth the trip to Santo Domingo all by itself.

Visited September 2012
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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“PART OF YOUR BUCKET LIST!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Not every day you can see the beginnings of the history of a continent in one day, the island of la Hispaniola's native culture was very naive and humble, meeting Spain's bureaucratic civilization gave a great splendor and at the same time kept the old island ways in the warmth and sensitivity of its people. The Cathedral is a work of art of the time, made with all the requirements of the Spaniards court and all the pomp of the times. It is a most see historic landmark of America.

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, CA
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“1st visit to the Colonial District”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

It is amazing to visit this place. It is a bit sad however, that the site isn't protected a little better in terms of placing rules on tourists to not take photos with flash, and walk in certain areas of the cathedral.

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Key West
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“Beautiful and historic cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This was our first stop on our tour of the colonial zone. Our guide, Medrano Rosado told us all of it's history and how Pope John Paul II had visited it. Several prominent Dominicanos are buried inside and we visited each of the 13 chapels as well.

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