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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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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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Very interesting - especially if you like history. Make sure you get the headphones and listen to the presentations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting - especially if you like history. Make sure you get the headphones and listen to the presentations.

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Columbia South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

BEAUTIFUL!!! The whole area is very nice and there are many gift shops there. You can see the harbor well from the area too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first church in America. The architrcture is different from other churches in the Carribean or in Latin America. Its a must visit!

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Rochester, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a highlight from our stroll around zone colonial. This Cathedral is quite impressive and inspiring all at once. It has such key historical relevance to Santo Domingo and even some of the names of the local streets ( e.g. Arzobispo Merino) Quite a sight and even through time, it is able to mesh with the local area. Definitely... More 

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Moca, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

HIstory, mistic, and art get together in this amazing building. You feel as if you were traveling across time. Art in combination with the history of DR and Spain plus the religious ambient make a perfect mix. No shorts are allowed!

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Valley Stream, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing works of sculpture. whoth the visit, take the audio guide to better understand the meaning of each chapel Mens no wear short women no naked back. front you must visit this historical Cathedral

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a must see while in the Colonial district area in Santo Domingo. The Cathedral is beautiful, a gem of architecture and History. Audio tour are available and its part of the ticket price.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral is a relevant heritage for being the first cathedral in the Americas (it was built during the first half of the XVI century) and having elements of Gothic style. This last feature makes this Cathedral some unique in the Americas.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This magnificent church houses the tombs of some of Columbus' descendants in a gothic style crypt. The church is gothic as well and quite large and impressive. The side chapels have been completed over a three hundred year span and offer beautiful examples of Spanish colonial altarpieces and painting. A must stop.

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having breakfast in front of the first Cathedral in America makes your omelette special. The pigeons, the locals , and the beautiful architecture makes the day enjoyable. Inside is shown all the glamour and simplicity at the same time of the 1500's. Here rested once Christoforus Colombus. Built in 1538

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