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“Oh the history ...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catedral Primada de America

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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Santo Domingo Sightseeing Tour from Punta Cana
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Oh the history ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is one of the oldest cathedral's in North America and it is STUNNING! An older gentleman met us outside and asked it we wanted a tour -- I think we have him $5 ... he knew so much about the place and it was exceptional.

Visited September 2012
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Apple Valley, California
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“Awesome architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The beautiful architecture was awesome and the sense of history and spiritualisim was complete in this Cathedral. Wonderful!!!

Visited October 2012
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“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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