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Catedral Primada de America

Calle Arzobispo Merino, 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%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle Arzobispo Merino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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+1 809-682-3848
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"beautiful church"
in 37 reviews
"stained glass"
in 10 reviews
"audio guide"
in 48 reviews
"oldest cathedral"
in 36 reviews
"dress code"
in 10 reviews
"western hemisphere"
in 13 reviews
"francis drake"
in 9 reviews
"lots of history"
in 14 reviews
"dominican republic"
in 35 reviews
"colonial zone"
in 32 reviews
"visiting santo domingo"
in 11 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 10 reviews
"take pictures"
in 9 reviews
"punta cana"
in 11 reviews
"mass"
in 56 reviews
"americas"
in 118 reviews
"architecture"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Santa Maria la Menor the first cathedral built in the Americas is a must. The whole Colonial City is a very interesting and fun experience. Just make sure there is no mass when visiting. Feel the history of the discovery of the American Continent.

Thank CristinaTh12
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This cathedral is one of the oldest in the western hemisphere and it was built back in the sixteen century and is still active. its architecture is beautiful and very impressive. don't miss going inside for a small amount of money.

Thank Rami A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really worth a visit even if your not religious The actual architecture is amazing and very well kept

Thank jackiemartinLondon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Catedral is very impresive,beautiful and in excellent condition.We took a lots of pictures of basically everything there.We founded to be educational and interesting.

1  Thank leunamh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very cultured visit to Catedral Primada de America, very spiritual but remember to cover shoulders and knees... it is a holy place.

1  Thank pamelarafferty
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful historical cathedral, I recommend the visit, entrance is expensive thought but you need to pay to go in.

Thank anacotton27
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Old Church very Beautiful. Always a Guard on duty. Dont let people try to give u the tour no need for it.

Thank Sushanth B
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

has many chapels by different artists/contributors. Long history (for America). Pretty thorough audio tour.

Thank Max V
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

I visited la Catedral Primada de America with my husband in February, it was a nice place to visit. If you are planning to go there are a few considerations you need to take: Cameras with no flash (they are not allowed), No short pants,...More

Thank glennyscarlett
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

first church on the island , alot ot history and wonderful architecture ....must be seen, as well it's in the best part of the Capitol so worth the trip

Thank 123luisa2016
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DRMason1
5 October 2015|
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Response from ajps1020 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall exactly but it was something like US$4 approximately.
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traveller923
6 April 2015|
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Response from Aberaha | Reviewed this property |
Certainly had no problem there. Still recommend the visit
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Jenaro45
26 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.
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