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Photo of Catedral Primada de America
This cathedral, constructed from 1514 to 1546, is the first in the New World, and thus, is also one of the most important monument in Santo Domingo. Its complete translated name is the Holy Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of our Lady Holy Mary of the Incarnation. Its mostly late-Gothic architecture also includes Romanesque characteristics. The main fašade was built out of coral rock. The chapels were built later than the main temple, and until 1992 one chapel housed the remains of Christopher Columbus, which are now in the Columbus Lighthouse. In order to get in, you must be appropriately dressed.

Added by: Jelena
10/13/2004

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