Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Calle Isabel La Catolica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic| Map |
The Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor holds much significance as the oldest cathedral in the Americas. First commissioned in 1504 by Pope Julius, construction began in 1512 under the leadership of Bishop Frey Garcia Padilla and was completed in 1535. It is located inside the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral houses a treasury holding a collection of ancient woodcarvings, furnishings, funerary monuments, silver, and jewelry.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
There is no entrance fee to the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor. There are many museums, historical buildings and shops within walking distance in the Colonial Zone.
Address: Calle Isabel La Catolica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic| Map
Phone: (809) 682-3848
Hours: Open year round.
Price: Admission is FREE.