Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, Higuey

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Religious Site
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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  • support of the descent of the bus by a guide who makes us do the "around the city". good information on the Cathedral, another small church and we take see the market and a few small shops;
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  • Since Higuey was the closest city (Punta Cana being not a city but the name of a vaste region), we hired a car and visited it. Well, not much to see, but considering the town, it worth a visit to this...  more »
  • A huge nice Catholic Church with an even bigger park all around it. Excellent architecture and design. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Altagracia, patroness of the nation. The cathedral was raised to t...  more »