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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  • Very interesting Church, with Spanish architecture. There's no cross enem Tower. Be careful with people who stand at the front door. Start nice, then explaining everything, accompany you and at the end is a guide service and not want to charge a lot, and in dollars
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  • an excellent construction have in mind that Sunday is habre to all public for a 12 PM mass .this prohibited the use of Bermuda for the mujeres.se you can enter single for asiistir to mass there a sign at the entrance so implies.
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  • Nice experience, must visit....... A lot of history there. Take the audio tour. There is mass at noon and at 5pm everyday. 
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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.