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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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Is the most important monument the Dominican Republic is the Cathedral in America the architecture is fabulous

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Is the most important monument the Dominican Republic is the Cathedral in America the architecture is fabulous

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was great to visit the cathedral n have the opportunity to give thanks. I like how you are to do the tour on your own in your own language.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the resting place of Christopher Columbus for hundreds of years until 1992 when his body was transported to the Columbus lighthouse just a few miles away in east Santo Domingo. The cathedral is impressive and sits on a plaza packed with benches, doves and people enjoying the day. Many restaurants, shops and bars are across the street. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

awesome area of the city hundreds of years old, fun to walk around and see the old buildings, its very HOTTTTTTTTTTTT

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This the first cathedral of America I was very impressed with all the history involved. I went to the Sunday mass and it was awesome

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a tour from Punta Cana. It is worth seeing! I was stressed about the dress code, but don't worry. They lend you scarves to wrap if you are not appropriately dressed. Ladies are supposed to have legs covered, and no bare stomachs or exposed cleavage. Cathedral itself is unimpressive from the outside, but it has so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is beautiful. And they have headphones to hear in the language of your preference every corner of the cathedral. Recommend long pants or dress. Appropriate attire would be covered shoulders as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is not just because its a beautiful piece of Hispanic religious architecture, or if you are a Christian, or if you believe in God, or if you like art.....its all the above, it is the first church of america......can you imagine that??.....nowadays is very difficult to experience anything like that. Attending a Sunday mass at the Cathedral is something else....... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a beautiful cathedral with great audiotours. For like 60 pesos or so. If you want you can practice your Spanish by taking an Audioset in that. It's a good place to relax for a bit in the city. Altough it's quite touristy though; large groups of people are coming in and leave after a speech.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

awesome place to visit. lots of history from the colonial time, religious items from the colonial times.

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