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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  • August 15, 2017
    This Cathedral is a nice stop on your tour of the Colonial Zone. It is an active Catholic Church that offered Mass, etc. It cost like a dollar to go in Ladies wearing shorts must wrap a blanket around...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    One of the most beautiful cathedrals I have seen, built in the 16th century, the architecture is wonderful.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Church has a beautiful architecture and, as in the Cathedral of Barcelona, requires that women enter "covered". Hard it is to get all dressed up when you are exploring the city centre on foot, under the Sun to the PIN. The problem is solved with a "cloth", to function as skirt or shawl. At least we don't have to buy it as the Spanish Cathedral: this is borrowed. :)
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  • November 12, 2016
    Breathtaking cathedral. Bring a camera with a good flash. A must see if you're in the area.
  • March 24, 2017
    this experience was good, because i never went and it was all in my mind
  • May 4, 2016
    Amazing works of sculpture and architecture. Worth the visit. And take the audio guide to better understand the meaning of each chapel.
  • April 18, 2017
    It is very beatiful
  • November 7, 2016
    Beautiful church nice architecture, relaxing park with good music and a lot of pigeons.

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