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Address: Av. Mella | between Calle Isabel la Catolica and Calle Arzobispo Merino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: +1 809-682-3307

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Old church nicely renovated

This church is really nicely renovated and offers great art and architecture but everybody will like it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This church is really nicely renovated and offers great art and architecture but everybody will like it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This place is absolutely beautiful, I will upload pictures later, a must see. It was really nice looking at the art work and architecture.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Its construction was completed in 1745 as a temple and auditorium of the Royal and Pontifical University of Santiago de la Paz and served this purpose from 1745-1767. It also served as a royal chapel and conciliar seminary of San Fernando. This is a sanctified place. There are guards that stand tall watching over all day long, surrounded by flags... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The exterior of this church is quite impressive from the outside - which is all I've seen after many attempts to see the inside. The small courtyard outside affords visitors a hint at what might be inside. There are some small doors that one can peek through but you can barely just glimpse the altar.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

You'll have to hike to the northernmost end of the zona Colonial, but you'll have this site to yourself. Soak up the quiet atmosphere in this residential neighborhood, authentic and real.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Build in the 16 century by the Spanish colony. It is by the city wall and a plaza. You can observe the fortified way the Spanish colonies use to have to defend from the British and Pirates invasions.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Magnificent show of colonial architecture. If you're a fan of History, architecture and especially colonial architecture and you're in Santo Domingo, don't miss this.

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Chitre, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

This is an often over looked church as it is dwarfed by everything surrounding it. Not the same caliber as a cathedral but this church has significant historical value and is worth seeing. The church bells came from a monastery in San Francisco.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2011

This location was near my hotel, but since it's not as large as the others in the colonial zone, I believe it's probably overlooked. It is very old and looks like it could use some repairs, although I'm sure whoever cares for it is doing their best. I actually really liked the statues inside. It reminded me a little of... More 

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