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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 via mobile

This place is incredible....get the audio so you can hear all the neat history of this place....took 17 yrs to build and its a sight to see!!

Thank TrinityFlKeys
Reviewed 2 days ago

this is an extremely important historical site, I would visits DR just to visit given its importance, you can immerse in the beauty, the complexity and the history inherent to the first Cathedral of the Americas, it is well maintained and the provided audio guide...More

Thank tattard
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't miss this beauty! It is breathtaking. Our guide told us that a cannonball is still lodged in the rafters shot into the cathedral by Francis Drake. Very interesting history.

Thank HarlanKY
Reviewed 5 days ago

Its very interesting. When you get there you can have a tour with the guides that work there. Its worth while, as they have some good informations to give.

Thank gutje
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous, a must see in Santo Domingo, cost was 40 pesos without audio tour and 60 with audio tour. I did the audio tour which I enjoyed ( so I knew more about what I was looking at) but it is not necessary to appreciate...More

Thank happytraveler0924
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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
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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.