Catedral San Pedro Apostol, San Pedro de Macoris

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  • I have visited this church many times. It has always been a landmark of the city. After it was renovated, it gave it a completely beautiful and elegant look.  more »
  • It is one of the Catholic churches in the country more beautiful and with a spectacular location, because since we are miles we can see its Majesty and beauty
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  • A historic and cosy atmosphere in the heart of San Pedro de Macoris and near the city's port.
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  • Great place
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  • Beautiful religious temple in the province of San Pedro de Macoris. Architectural beauty. Great location opposite the Town Hall, the area is very clean, safe and welcoming. If you're going to San Pedro is a place that it should not be left to visit.
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  • Beautiful girl. Its main temple, the Cathedral St. Peter the Apostle, whose concrete construction dates back to end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, was opened in 1997, after many years have passed since its construction began in 1902. Its interior is Romanesque; the central nave is vaulted and has skylights (openings), with semicircular arches made of stained glass windows that, in their home, were intended for lighting and ventilation of the temple, but, for security reasons, now only allow the entry of light. It is more important and more economic value from Dominican Republic collection of stained glass windows. They were made in Germany by Gustav Van Treck, which is the equivalent to Picasso in the paint.
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  • At the end of the 19th century in the same place that occupies the Cathedral, rose a tempo wooden in honor to San Pedro Apóstol. This building was the result of a collaboration between Dominican and American builders. Unfortunately, the temple was consumed by a fire on October 8, 1896. A Board for the creation of a temple of bricks whose drawings and execution would be hands of French engineer Eduardo García was formed in 1902. It was in the year 1910, when began the construction of this beautiful parish church. However with the death of Eduardo García, the work fell into the hands of the Nechodoma engineer who changed plans, opting for a neo-Gothic style. The Cathedral became the first concrete building built in the country with the first cargo of cement which arrived on the island, marking the beginning of the urban modernization of the Dominican Republic. The work took many years to complete because works were paralysed by lack of financial resources. It was not until the beginning of the 50's that were in the final stages of its construction with the help of the Government. The Cathedral is noted for its giant bell tower which can be seen from any point of the city, and romantic interior with arches of half point and beautiful stained-glass windows created by the German teacher Gustav Van Treck. It was in the year 1997 that the temple was reopened after an extensive renovation process
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