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“Worth attending, even if you're Jewish”

Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
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Owner description: This gothic-style chapel stands in Santo Domingo's Colonial District.
Reviewed March 28, 2012

I stopped in the church on a Sunday morning, because I heard real voices singing and, being a singer, was curious. Untrained, unaccompanied, and unselfconscious, four or five young adults were warming up for the Sunday church service. I sat down, and watched as people wandered in to eventually fill perhaps 20% of the lovely chapel.
The service started, and I stayed. I stayed, even 'tho I understood not a word of the sermon or the liturgy, which was conducted in Dominican Spanish. I stayed because I loved watching the hands that waved greetings to each other, the hands of children that waved in the air while they were lovingly held by their grandmothers or aunts, the hands that beckoned friends to join them, the hands that reached out in supplication, and the hands that ultimately grasped my own in greeting.
There are several professional photographs in books and in print that show the architecture of the chapel and its surroundings. They are very nice, and I noticed that, too. But if you can visit during a Sunday morning, do so.

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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Chapel has many beautiful side chapels. Many altar has a wonderful picture of Mary above it.

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Reviewed January 14, 2012

a very different kind of church they say the virgin mary appeared there, recently found gas and oil in the ground below. The million dollar organ is a must hear!

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Reviewed November 26, 2011

This church is located in Higuey. It has a unique design, created by European designers I was told. The old antiquated carved wood doors, stained glass windows, you really have to see it to appreciate it. It's worth the visit.

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Reviewed September 30, 2001

Located in Higuey, this amazing cathedral can be seen for miles. Once inside, the immense flying butresses fade into view as your eyes adjust to the low light. At the far end, beyond the altar is a huge stained glass window that scatters colored light onto the woodwork and stone. A beautiful and impressive structure, you shouldn't miss this incredible monument if you are within 50 miles.

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