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Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia

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Address: Higuey, Dominican Republic
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This gothic-style chapel stands in Santo Domingo's Colonial District.

This gothic-style chapel stands in Santo Domingo's Colonial District.

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Basilica part of our tour

The Higuey Basilica was one of the stops on our excursion from Punta Cana. The entry was included in our package, so I do not know the fee price. Our tour guide provided... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Higuey Basilica was one of the stops on our excursion from Punta Cana. The entry was included in our package, so I do not know the fee price. Our tour guide provided information about the structure and the history of the Basilica, as well as the painting of Our Lady of Altagracia (Province). The gold crown was not part... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful gift from the country is Spain. The Basilica is visable from all points in the city. Truly the dominant structure and well worth the stop. I love Higuey as it is 'real' and not the poofy over the top resort world that most visitors see. Get out and explore. Much beauty to be discovered.

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Thank Jeff P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Basilica is gorgeous & history very interesting. Do not pay for a guide! The guides are aggressive & don't add much value. Do go visit the museum, which is well worth the price of admission for an interesting perspective on the history & a small art collection.

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Sauquoit, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This the location of one of the great Christian pilgrimages. I would recommend this highly. Tourists from Punta Cana can easily take the public transit system which drops passengers directly in from of the Basilica.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Since Higuey was the closest city (Punta Cana being not a city but the name of a vaste region), we hired a car and visited it. Well, not much to see, but considering the town, it worth a visit to this unusual catedral. For me it was not impressive, but depends on how devote you are or how many catedral... More 

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Greve, Denmark
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

A huge nice Catholic Church with an even bigger park all around it. Excellent architecture and design. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Altagracia, patroness of the nation. The cathedral was raised to the honor of a minor basilica by Pope Paul VI on December 17, 1970. It was visited by Pope John Paul II during his visit to... More 

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Aalborg, Danmark
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Have never seen a catedral like this, impressive from the outside and so different at the inside. We Got a roundtour - the Madonna beauteful. It is not many people there is coming to this little town, but it is absolutely worth a visit

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Each time when I pass to Punta Cana I stop by to Basilica. It's amazing place, with strong energy. Good organization all around. They offer you guided tour, or even a photographer to make for you some nice photos. Park which surrounds the Cathedral is also amazing. But inside... just uauuu. You have to get to this place and fill... More 

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Rosendale, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We didn't go inside the Basilica, but it looks really neat from the outside. We did go into the museum and there is a lot of really cool artifacts in. Worth the $5 per person to see.

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Gdansk, Poland
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

The large concrete structure with decorative elements from the front. Enough raw inside. Interesting lighting of the altar. Worth seeing. Entrance fee 1UDS / person.

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