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Catedral San Felipe

399 Reviews

Catedral San Felipe

399 Reviews
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SusanNebraska wrote a review Mar 2020
Nebraska38 contributions5 helpful votes
We took the City Tour which was very well narrated. The Church was beautiful and stained glass, wonderful. We always visit churches on our journeys and all hold wonderful memories.
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Date of experience: March 2020
camnowik98 wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California176 contributions102 helpful votes
The outside of the structure is plain and white washed while the inside is filled with stained glass windows that lets all the light in and casts colors on the large crucifix above the center of the main altar.Its a very impressive church from the 1800's. Nearby is a rustic gazebo and tall gaslight iron lamps all located in the plaza. Across the way behind the cathedral is a small arts and crafts area where local artisans display their lovely products.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lu Is wrote a review Mar 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
The town is very poor, doesn’t have much to see, a tiny center with few attractions other than the pink alley. Being the first country colonized by the Spanish in the new world, I expected a lot of old Spanish buildings and fortresses, but they don’t seem to have much of that, at least in Puerto Plata. They have a tiny fortress not quite worth the trip, but the view is ok. (I don’t know much Dominican Republic history so maybe a lot of the oldest buildings have been destroyed in their wars.) I felt uneasy, as I never saw cops around but thankfully we were fine.
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Date of experience: February 2020
CatsLOL wrote a review Feb 2020
Simcoe, Canada56 contributions14 helpful votes
This is the site of the original church which was built upon the founding of the city of Puerto Plata circa 1503. It was razed by fire in 1863 when the Dominican people fought for independence from Spain. That's 360 years! It was rebuilt by the early 1900's and still stands today, with many original aspects of architecture. The artwork is astounding and truly photography-worthy. Entrance is by donation, and it's worth it to pay a guide for the history lesson.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Eryn J wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We visited the Puerto Plata town square as part of out sightseeing tour. Interesting architecture throughout.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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