Catedral Primada de America, Santo Domingo

Gaze upon the beautiful golden coral-limestone facade, and immerse yourself in the rich history of Catedral Primada de America, the first cathedral to be built in the Americas. Take an audio guide on entry, available at a small extra charge, and admire the magnificent architecture of the 500-year-old structure, with its cross-vaulted ceilings and impressive scale. Be aware that the cathedral still functions as a place of worship, so any clothing deemed too revealing is forbidden. You should consider wearing long shorts and shirts before you visit, although you can cover up with wraps available at the entrance. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Catedral Primada de America by using our Santo Domingo attractions planning website.
Create an itinerary including Catedral Primada de America
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Catedral Primada de America Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
3,133 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This beautiful cathedral, the earliest built in the Americas, still maintains a quiet, peaceful aura to it despite its tourist attractiveness, and is a lovely spot to both admire the architecture and....  more »
  • We enjoyed the tour of the cathedral, very beautiful, they have audio headsets available for the tour explaining the history. A must see while in Santo Domingo!!!!  more »

Plan your trip to Santo Domingo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Santo Domingo

See all ›
4.3
Duration: 6 hours
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Santo Domingo

4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Santo Domingo

4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.5
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Santo Domingo

See all ›
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Santo Domingo

See all ›
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Santo Domingo

2.4
Duration: 6 hours
1.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min