Pictures of the outside of the First Cathedral in the Americas. It is known by many names including – Cathedral de Santa Maria, Cathedral de Santo Domingo, Primada de América. The full name of this marvelous cathedral is the Cathedral Metropolitana Santa María de la Encarnación, one of the many “firsts” in the Americas. It is one of the many incredible sights you will see when you visit the Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo.
For more information and history of the Cathedral de Santa Maria, visit the Sights pages on the colonialzone-dr.com web site.
The view of the Cathedral from Parque Colon
Looking up to some of the many windows in the walls of the monstrous building.
Another view of the wall.
Inside the gates looking out to Parque Colon.
The broken and lost looking Gargoyles outside the Cathedral.
Looking out to the Plazoleta de los Curas.
The lilly pond outside the entrance to the Plazoleta de los Curas
The small alley, Callejon de los Curas, that connects Padre Billini to the back side of the Cathedral and Plazoleta de los Curas.