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  The Cathedral
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Built between 1514 and 1541, its name is Catedral Santa María la Menor and it's the first cathedral of the New World. It has 14 chapels inside, sculptures and paintings. In a Gothic and Roman style, here is where the Cardinal gives the service.

Rumor has it there's a grenade without the safe on the roof from the days when the Americans occupied the country and that it hasn't exploded.

Practical info: open daily 8am-5pm, free entrance. Dress appropriately.

Address: Calle Arzobispo Meriño esq. Arzobispo Nouel
Directions: Zona Colonial, in front of Parque Colón and a few steps of Calle El Conde.
Phone: +1 809-682-3848
Website: http://www.colonialzone-dr.com/sights8-churches.html#sights8-churches-cathedral_santa_maria

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  • Updated Oct 30, 2007
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