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This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
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Calle Arzobispo Merino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely number one in Santo Domingo. It is a miracle that this church survived over 500 years. Outside poor but inside rich. Full of details. The chapels in different size, altar, ornaments, mosaic, window paintings, mahogany works. My guide said that he has 350 books...More

Thank Utepil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazing Cathedral is breathtaking. I enjoyed visiting it at night when it is lit up completely.

Thank Licelot R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the cathedral was closed when we were there, but even from the outside it was impressive! Definitely a must-see since it’s the oldest cathedral of the New World.

Thank Katrin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome. This place is totally amazing. The history and art work is absolutely breathtaking. I highly recommend this place.

Thank JRBONES850
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old Cathedral has a number of notable altars and the tombs of 2 former presidents of the Dominican Republic (curiously one of them was a Catholic bishop and the other director of the medical school). The stained glass windows are very beautiful. not to...More

Thank Luiz44
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is the first church in America founded by the Spanish (cathedral of saint Mary the minor one) this is a place full of history and a very interesting place to visit

Thank herdiz
Reviewed October 5, 2018

You can take a self guided tour of the cathedral with audio headsets provided. More than 500 years of history here and it makes for an enjoyable and informative tour

Thank Brian W
Reviewed September 25, 2018

If you go to Santo Domingo, this is a MUST, and don't forget to take with you the audio tour, it worths every cent, take a good camera with you and remember to AVOID the use of flashes, this place is very historical and every...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Located in the Colonial Zone and a easy walk from almost anywhere. Beautiful and a must see. Not sure why you would not at least visit for a few minutes.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is supposedly the first cathederal in the Americas. It certainly is quite old and has some beautiful artifacts. Not being Catholic I probably don't appreciate it as much as one could but it is still lovely and worth the visit.

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I don't recall exactly but it was something like US$4 approximately.
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Response from Aberaha | Reviewed this property |
Certainly had no problem there. Still recommend the visit
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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.
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