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Address: Calle Arzobispo Merino (on the south side of Columbus Sq.), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: +1 809-682-3848
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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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Once you are in the Colonial Zone, you won't want to miss this and the other buildings and surroundings of the Colonial Zone. The first city and discovery in the New World by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once you are in the Colonial Zone, you won't want to miss this and the other buildings and surroundings of the Colonial Zone. The first city and discovery in the New World by Christopher Columbus takes you back to a different time in history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Comprehensive self guided audio tour of impressive historic cathedral. Each nave is beautiful om its own

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We toured this area on a Sunday and Monday. It was full of people, but everyone friendly and polite. We walked around at night and it felt very safe. Lots of people, shops open and live music being played in the open air. Beautiful architecture to see and lots of history to take in. Loved this area

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During a tour of Zona Colonial, we stopped by the Cathedral. If you're going on a warm day, make sure you wear something that comes to your knees. If not they'll give you cloth to wrap around you to cover your knees. It's a beautiful space with interesting history to learn. If you are spiritual or religious this would be... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As with most cathedrals, this one is gorgeous. The tour is actually self guided with audio recording in your chosen language. When you exit the cathedral you are in this public square which has a European feel to it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a beautiful place to visit one of the first church create it in America.. make sure to attend the mass short are not available photos are not available during mass.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As any town in Latin America churchs are something to show. I didn't went in, some one was getting married that day so I can say from the outside that the structure is realy nice.

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Buren, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Cathedral Primada de América was of course the first to be erected in the New World. Started by Diego Columbus in 1514, son of, the building was inspired by the cathedral in Seville. It has several styles within the building combined, like gothic, classical, baroque and Spanisch plateresque. Much was added on and/or changed during the centuries. Francis Drake... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

for the visitor with casual interest in history, the audio tour provides sufficient overview of the site. This is a church, for God's sake! Don't show up in shorts or tank tops, although they have wraps for the unprepared.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definetly worth a visit when coming to Santo Domingo. Audio tours available and a nice place to visit if you are into history and buildings. I have seen more impressive cathedrals but nevertheless one of the more unique buildings on Dominican Republic

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