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Catedral Primada de América Church

Dominican Republic / Santo Domingo


This is the oldest cathedral in America. It is located next to Columbus Park in the city of Santo Domingo. The Cathedral is 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. There is also a treasury which has an excellent art collection of ancient woodcarvings, furnishings, funerary monuments, silver, and jewelry.