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Catedral Primada de America

Calle Arzobispo Merino (on the south side of Columbus Sq.), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-3848
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This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Calle Arzobispo Merino (on the south side of Columbus Sq.), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-3848
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Though not a beauty in the European Cathedral sense, it is still very impressive and at almost 500 years old, is truly historic, having some Gothic influences. Audio guides are informative and add to the visit. Well maintained - fully air conditioned for example -...More

Thank BucksToon
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was fortunate enough to attend mass and the choir was one of the best. If you enjoy traditional arrangements of music you will enjoy this well-trained choir. It is also an interesting place to tour and a must see if you have seen and...More

Thank 88mamacita
Reviewed 6 days ago

Any trip to the Colonial area of Santo Domingo should include a visit to the Catedral Pimada de America. It is reminiscent of cathedrals one sees in Europe, especially the interior vaulting, but many of the side chapels are less elaborate than one finds in...More

Thank Newburyportsailor
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is beautiful in the inside and has excellent AC. You are provided with headphones to listen to the descriptions of each monument. The headphones come with an electronic device and each monument is labeled with a code that you enter into the electronic...More

Thank Zahyli G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The oldest cathedral in the Americas. The first catholic diocese established in the New World. If you ever visit Santo Domingo you have to come and see it because of its historical value and its beautiful architecture.

Thank laumolinaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architectural design is spectacular, you can feel the history of more than 500 years inside and outside the cathedral (The Colonial Zone) If you go to Santo Domingo you can not leave without going to know part of our history. Our beginnings. Truly interesting....More

Thank Mass0411
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest cathedral of the new world. Impressive exterior and interior too. It contain all of the ornaments of the colonial zone and the date of 1500's. Located in the Zona Colonial is a obligatory place to visit when you go to Dominican...More

Thank José Odalis O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is beautiful and impressive - I spent about 2 hours here looking - lots of history! Fun to learn about so much and to see items from the 1500's!

Thank KellieandDenis
Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior was breathtaking with the vaulted ceilings and old beautiful paintings. There is a fee to get in but very small amount. If in the area and needing to pray and cool down, this is your place. Went here after the Cu Cu Train...More

Thank Dogpatchwv
Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside looks to me more like a fort. The inside is beautiful. On a wonderful plaza. Colon Parque.

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October 5, 2015|
Response from ajps1020 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall exactly but it was something like US$4 approximately.
April 6, 2015|
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Response from Aberaha | Reviewed this property |
Certainly had no problem there. Still recommend the visit
February 25, 2015|
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Response from patty_montandon | Reviewed this property |
Yes this the first Catholic Church in all America, founded in 1512. It's very impressive and interesting, should be in better condition but our government dont take care of our most valuable and historical resources.