- Colonial City of Santo Domingo
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.
0.1km from Callejón de los Curas, Santo Domingo 10210, Dominican RepublicGet directions