Catedral Primada de America, Santo Domingo

Gaze upon the beautiful golden coral-limestone facade, and immerse yourself in the rich history of Catedral Primada de America, the first cathedral to be built in the Americas. Take an audio guide on entry, available at a small extra charge, and admire the magnificent architecture of the 500-year-old structure, with its cross-vaulted ceilings and impressive scale. Be aware that the cathedral still functions as a place of worship, so any clothing deemed too revealing is forbidden. You should consider wearing long shorts and shirts before you visit, although you can cover up with wraps available at the entrance. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Catedral Primada de America by using our Santo Domingo attractions planning website .
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  • Beautiful building brimming with history and architectural gems and the audio guided tour is both informative and great value  more »
  • After finding out this distinction, we definitely wanted to visit this cathedral while in Santo Domingo. It did not disappoint... It was breathtaking!  more »
  • If you consider the church on its own, it is pretty impressive with its intricate and very individualized/unique chapels. Each one is completely different! However, when you consider this is the first...  more »
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