Roman Catholic cathedrals in Ciudad Trujillo

Catedral de Santa María la Menor

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The Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in Santo Domingo is the oldest cathedral in the Americas, begun in 1514 and completed in 1540. Fronted with a golden-tinted coral limestone façade, the church combines elements of both Gothic and Baroque with some lavish plateresque styles as exemplified by the high altar chiseled out of silver. The treasury has an excellent art collection of ancient woodcarvings, furnishings, funerary monuments, silver, and jewelry. Some historians believe that the remains of famed navigator Christopher Columbus rest in the cathedral.

See also

  • Colonial City of Santo Domingo
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Anabelle
30 October 2010
Salen hermosas fotos panorámicas, para los amantes de la fotografía.
Willians Costa
11 October 2013
Excelente lugar histórico para visitar y orar por todo nuestro pueblo latinoamericano. Primera catedral de América....
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0.1km from Callejón de los Curas, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican Republic

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Fri 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
Sun 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
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