Catedral Primada de America, Santo Domingo

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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. Use our Santo Domingo itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Catedral Primada de America and other attractions in Santo Domingo.
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  • For lovers of ancient architecture, Catholicism and history, this place is certainly a site which I recommend to visit, its construction began in 1512, under the direction of Bishop García Padilla but was until 1540 where he partially, was on 31 August of the year 1541 consecrated, to date continues to serve the community of distinctive way.
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  • Great religious historical place, with an incredible history, physical fitness by the continuous maintenance
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  • Impressive architecture, is the first cathedral of the new world, with that value historical is a place that should be visited.
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  • Beautiful church nice architecture, relaxing park with good music and a lot of pigeons.
  • Breathtaking cathedral. Bring a camera with a good flash. A must see if you're in the area.
  • Hermoso lugar
  • Amazing works of sculpture and architecture. Worth the visit. And take the audio guide to better understand the meaning of each chapel.
  • Be sure to be "well dressed" (no shorts pants, no short skirts, no short dressed, no naked back, no naked front)... Otherwise you won't be able to enter.