Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, Higuey

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View the modern architectural style of Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, a cathedral dominated by a pattern of triangular shapes. The Roman catholic cathedral, which was completed in 1970, is almost completely built from concrete. Its nave features a towering ceiling that meets at a point, almost like a pyramid, while light pierces stained glass windows to illuminate the interior in soft colors. According to legend, the cathedral was built on the place where a little girl kept finding her portrait of Mother Mary, after repeatedly placing it by her bedside. A visit to Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Higuey travel itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • It is the patron saint of the Dominican Republic, and in her honor this extraordinary and beautiful building was built. It is not anymore just a simple monument, it is a place where people are making ...  more »
  • We visited the church on our excursion with Compay. Beautiful stained glass high ceilings. If women have shorts above their knees, then they are given a wrap to cover their legs before they can enter.  more »
  • I am glad I got to see it. Wish I would have bought more stuff from their gift shop and spent more time around it. Don't get fooled at the hotel for private company tours. You can easily get their fro...  more »

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