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Catedral Primada de America

Calle Arzobispo Merino (on the south side of Columbus Sq.), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-3848
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This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Calle Arzobispo Merino (on the south side of Columbus Sq.), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-3848
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Cathedral is a nice stop on your tour of the Colonial Zone. It is an active Catholic Church that offered Mass, etc. It cost like a dollar to go in 😅 Ladies wearing shorts must wrap a blanket around their waste. Guys do not...More

Thank cale a
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is the cathedral of America and its gothic architecture is stunning, you won't be able to go inside to take pictures is there is a mass, you have to wear modest clothes, no short skirts or sleeveless blouse and if you are wearing those...More

Thank SindysLaury
Reviewed 2 days ago

Catedral Primada de America is one of the places to see when visiting Santo Domingo. Remember to wear appropriate clothing (length below knees and cover your arms)

Thank Magdalena M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One can tell there's a lot of history in this cathedral. I also like Catholic Churches for their architecture, always amazes me how people built these beautiful buildings hundreds of years ago. I have been to many all over the world, can't say this one...More

Thank Konstantin Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ancient church is a great place to understand the history of Republica Dominicana. Don't let it out of your plans when visiting Santo Domingo.

Thank Marcos F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok another Cathedral, they provide of speakers for different languages. They do charge for listeners gadgets.

Thank Enid K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is a very nice building and particularly inside with the 14 chapels. There are more impressive cathedrals but this one has the honour of having the first stone laid in America for a cathedral ( not the first cathedral built that is in...More

Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful Cathedral in the Capital city of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo! There are tours with tour guides available. I would recommend getting a guide. Beware though, there are many locals hanging around the entrance who will approach you if you are not with...More

Thank Ge0rgetravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING WITH A TOUR GROUP (which you don't have to) BEWARE OF PEOPLE WALKING UP TO YOU AS YOU ENTER THE AREA! They will walk up like they are being helpful but they really want to be an impromptu "tour guide"....More

Thank Mpfisher5827
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive jewel of the colonial era in the oldest city of the Americas. This cathedral remains practically intact, and it is one the most beautiful ones in the island.

Thank Salvador H
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5 October 2015|
Response from ajps1020 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall exactly but it was something like US$4 approximately.
6 April 2015|
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Response from Aberaha | Reviewed this property |
Certainly had no problem there. Still recommend the visit
25 February 2015|
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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.