Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor – A TOURIST IN THE CARIBBEAN

Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor

One of the nation’s most visited attractions is The Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor.  It was the first Cathedral to be established in the New World in the 1500s. It is believed that the historical significance of the the Cathedral and the Dominican Republic  meant alot to Christopher Columbus. The beauty of the building is in its mixture of Gothic, Barouque, plateresque architectureal styles. On the outside is also a bronze statue of Christopher Columbus overlooking one of the many squares in the city.  On the inside you can explore the architecture as well as the art collection of furnishings, jewellery, silver and woodcarvings. A must see on your visit this coral limestone building is magnificient inside and out.

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