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This impressive cathedral, one of the earliest built in the Americas, is known for its dramatic architecture.
Calle Arzobispo Merino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-682-3848
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first church in America founded by the Spanish (cathedral of saint Mary the minor one) this is a place full of history and a very interesting place to visit

Thank herdiz
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can take a self guided tour of the cathedral with audio headsets provided. More than 500 years of history here and it makes for an enjoyable and informative tour

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to Santo Domingo, this is a MUST, and don't forget to take with you the audio tour, it worths every cent, take a good camera with you and remember to AVOID the use of flashes, this place is very historical and every...More

Thank DBuentel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the Colonial Zone and a easy walk from almost anywhere. Beautiful and a must see. Not sure why you would not at least visit for a few minutes.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is supposedly the first cathederal in the Americas. It certainly is quite old and has some beautiful artifacts. Not being Catholic I probably don't appreciate it as much as one could but it is still lovely and worth the visit.

1  Thank Questovia
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Steeped in history. This church is not only beautiful, but also has a strong sense of history. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank 2contib
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Santa Maria la Menor the first cathedral built in the Americas is a must. The whole Colonial City is a very interesting and fun experience. Just make sure there is no mass when visiting. Feel the history of the discovery of the American Continent.

Thank CristinaTh12
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This cathedral is one of the oldest in the western hemisphere and it was built back in the sixteen century and is still active. its architecture is beautiful and very impressive. don't miss going inside for a small amount of money.

Thank Rami A
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is really worth a visit even if your not religious The actual architecture is amazing and very well kept

Thank jackiemartinLondon
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The Catedral is very impresive,beautiful and in excellent condition.We took a lots of pictures of basically everything there.We founded to be educational and interesting.

1  Thank leunamh
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6 October 2015|
Response from ajps1020 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall exactly but it was something like US$4 approximately.
6 April 2015|
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Response from Aberaha | Reviewed this property |
Certainly had no problem there. Still recommend the visit
26 February 2015|
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Response from patty_montandon | Reviewed this property |
Yes this the first Catholic Church in all America, founded in 1512. It's very impressive and interesting, should be in better condition but our government dont take care of our most valuable and historical resources.