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“Its just a big church”

Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia
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Dominican Sightseeing Day Trip including Lunch Cruise
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Owner description: This gothic-style chapel stands in Santo Domingo's Colonial District.
Reviewed 4 October 2013

This is a working church. They allowed us to take pictures on the day we went, which was a Thursday. But the guide said they won't allow any on the weekends. It cost us $10 to enter and about that much for a person who showed us around. I don't think he was affiliated with the church, just a local who was hanging around. He didn't speak much English, but enough to help us.

I was under the impression that this was the old original church. After getting here and looking around I read that it was constructed in 1972. I think the reason it is famous in the DR is because the Pope had visited at one time. The old church from the 1500's is a few blocks away. I was more impressed with that church just because of the age of the building.

Thank Tony W
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

absolutely fantastic,beautiful scenery and the service was spot on very entertaining and done in a real modern way..would recommend to anyone who comes to higuey...clean bathrooms and nice sacenery

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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Very interesting from a cultural point of view for a first hand experience of religion in the Dominican Republic. The basilica can be seen from miles around as the countryside is fairly flat.

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Reviewed 30 January 2013

A must see, absolutly beautiful! If you are lucky as I was you might catch a Mass. The Bishop was there at the same time as me. The orignonal Church is still there it is old and full of history. Everyone was so friendly this is an experience you must see!
Alexandra K

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Reviewed 4 December 2012

just beautiful a must see,it more like a museum than a church.but be very careful there's all types of people there and you don't who's who

Thank PEDRO T
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