Catedral Primada de America, Santo Domingo

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Beautiful place and also a place.full of history. It was the first Cathedral in the Americas, is a place you must to see.  more »
  • Architecture was fantastic - but more impressive outside then inside. Very affordable and you can see it all in about 20-30 minutes  more »
  • It is located at the city center. You have to pay the entrance, nice building! Plenty of history in this first America´s building.  more »
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  • Breathtaking cathedral. Bring a camera with a good flash. A must see if you're in the area.
  • this experience was good, because i never went and it was all in my mind
  • It is very beatiful
  • Amazing works of sculpture and architecture. Worth the visit. And take the audio guide to better understand the meaning of each chapel.
  • Beautiful church nice architecture, relaxing park with good music and a lot of pigeons.