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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  • We were very moved to see this old cathedral with our own eyes, and not just in pictures. It's just phenomenal to appreciate the history of this sacred place. Must see. 
  • A nominal fee to enter, very pretty, very cool that its not merely a tourist attraction but is still being used. 
  • Very well 4th visit since travel is guided by means of audio narration of varied information relative to the time of its construction. It is worth visiting the first cathedral in America!
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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.