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Address: Calle Arzobispo Merino (on the south side of Columbus Sq.), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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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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The oldest cathedral in the Americas

It took 28 years to finish this cathedral from 1915. It is the first cathedral built in America continent. It has gothic design and it is still in function. Woman need to cover... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It took 28 years to finish this cathedral from 1915. It is the first cathedral built in America continent. It has gothic design and it is still in function. Woman need to cover their knee and shoulder when walked in ( or they will give you a cover). Audio equipment was provided for tourist to understand the history about this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is not a lot to actually see but then again your looking at the very first cathedral. It has recently been restored so it looks good. I thought the ceiling was the coolest thing, aches from all directions. Wife had to where a towel around her waist during the visit because she was wearing shorts. I have the picture... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This church was built on XVI century, being the first church in America. Is is a MUST GO when you visit Santo Domingo. Many important people are buried in there. Is in great shape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first church of America!!! Build when Christopher Columbus first Came to America...its a very classic architecture! It's impressing all the pictures and images that explain history!!! Has a very good AC Comfortable seat!! In a very historic area in the colonial area of Santo Domingo!! The parking is a issue but they have VAllet parking!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It only cost one US dollar to enter with an additional 50 cents to get a headset that will walk you through the various points of interest inside. The ceiling is majestic and to think it was all built 500 year ago is pretty amazing. There are many rules to entering such as specific clothing to be worn by women... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was stacks of history although I must point out that Sir Francis Drake who slept in one of the chapels (cool) was not a pirate. He was a licensed privateer of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I, carrying out economic warfare against the political force of Spanish Roman Catholicism whose forces had recently helped Mary I kill 284 martyrs in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit historical place in Santo Domingo. I would recommend getting the recorded guided tour to get all the information about the cathedral and the chapels within it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful ancient church. When you take a close look at the building and the intricate details it is amazing. We were there with our tour of Santo Domingo through TUI tours. Beautiful location for photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to santo domingo for new year celebration our first trip and we were staying at sheraton which is in old Town and close to this attraction. I have seen such places only in movies🙂. It was such an amazing experience to see this place which is so beautiful and there was so much peace inside when we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gothic cathedral with audio tours for around USD$1. Impressive paintings and decorations. It very well preserved and contains a lot of history inside its walls.

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