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“The first cathedral in this part of the world!!!”

Catedral Primada de America
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Owner description: This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
Brussels, Belgium
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“The first cathedral in this part of the world!!!”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

It is more like a museum than a cathedral and you can spend more than 2 hours to see everything in detail. It was also not very busy the morning we went there so not so many tourist pushing you around.

Visited December 2013
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Napa, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

One of the very few Cathedral that are Air-Conditioned. It right on the square in a very nice setting.

Visited January 2014
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Overland Park, Kansas
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“Impressive religious structure”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Built over centuries is a must stop and should be visited from a cultural and architectural perspective.

Visited November 2013
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Tournai, Belgium
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“Keep in mind that it is the first cathedral in the new world”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is the first Cathedral of the New World, so the building is modest in comparison to other churches in Latin-america. Nevertheless, it is the best attraction in Santo Domingo by far. I found it very interesting. I will recommend to make some restorations inside. The area is quite nice, the most beautiful area of Santo Domingo. Beware of your surroundings!. The souvenirs shops around are tourist traps, you get one price and a few meters you get a different price for the same item, so do not rush to buy things immediately. Take special precaution with your belongings.

Visited December 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Cool History...Beautiful Cathedral”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Inside the cathedral there are plaques that explain every chapel. You don't need to buy the audio tours, you can just read the plaques. They have the words in Spanish and in English. Be sure if you are going to go you wear pants (jeans are fine) or a skirt and a shirt with sleeves.

Visited December 2013
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