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Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia

Higuey, Dominican Republic
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This gothic-style chapel stands in Santo Domingo's Colonial District.
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"punta cana"
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"pope john paul ii"
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"tour guide"
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"worth a visit"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"gold crown"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Basilica on a Sunday, it was very crowded. Try any other day. Mass was in progress, so walking through seemed intrusive. Compared to cathedrals in Europe this is a disappointment. But it has been visited by two popes.

Thank Peg818
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The basilica is worth a visit. The modern architecture takes a bit of getting used to, but all times impressive.

Thank Reto D
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

i went during the middle week which was great because it was empty only a few people here and there. The basilica itself is fairly small but it has great detail on its doors, on the outside of the building and within it. The surrounding...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We just showed up on our drive through Higuey and was immediately met by by a guy that just starting talking to us and wanted to take some pictures in front of the cathedral. We just did it thinking it was somebody there for a...More

Thank Justsayin85253
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

This basilica is a very spiritual place to go for praying and meditating. It is located in the city of Higuey. You can also buy and light candles just outside of the main entrance. Mother Theresa and Pope John Paul II both visited here years...More

Thank DeiviCrockett
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Even if you're not a religious person or practice the catholic faith, this is a place of peace , beauty and worth the visit. Not to be miss is the Museum Altagraciano in an adjacent building right of the main entrance. Admission is about $1.50...More

Thank Caribbean L
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The architecture is very unique. I went while they were holding mass, and had a chance to hear a little.

Thank NRaquel
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is the 2nd time we have visited the Basilica. The first time it was under construction. We went on our own and a tour guide came over right away. It was only $1 per person to get into the church and it was amazing...More

Thank Donna W
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is an architectural anomaly. HUGE spires , massive concrete structure but had no character or visually appealing external attributes. Recently constructed (about 40 years). has not developed any character in my mind.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

So we came here while on a day trip out from our hotel and this was one of the stops. It was only a dollar each so we had a look around. This is a visually very pretty place and was well worth the dollar...More

Thank Gizmo g
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hi - we had a taxi.
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cora23
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I don't know. I was visiting and don't know much about the church schedule. I'm sorry!!
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Response from Sandi J | Reviewed this property |
We had a car because we flew in and out of Snto Domingo and needed the car to get to Punta Cana. We didn't want to take the bus and it was cheaper than to take a cab. We had no problems with driving. We GPS'd it before we... More
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