"Higuey - Cathedral" Provincia de La Altagracia Things to Do Tip by kbl

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The Basilica was inaugurated in 1971 and consecrated as a Cathedral on August 15, 1972 by Archbishop Antonio Beras Rojas.

The building was designed by a French architect.

You will need to wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees in order to be allowed access to the cathedral.

When entering the cathedral, you will walk up to the painting of madonna, where you can ask your whishes to come true. Be patient, as most dominicans will have a huge list of demands to the madonna.

The cathedral is built on the place where an orange tree was located. Three children had seen Mother Maria appearing there. They found a painting of madonna under this tree, took it home and the next day, the painting was not in their homa anymore, but back under the tree. The painting is now built in in the cathedral.

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