Pictures – Cathedral Santa Maria 9-2012

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 web site.

The view of the Cathedral from Parque Colon

View from Parque Colon

Looking up to some of the many windows in the walls of the monstrous building.

Cathedral Santa Maria

Another view of the wall.

Side of the Cathedral

Inside the gates looking out to Parque Colon.

Looking to Parque Colon

The broken and lost looking Gargoyles outside the Cathedral.

The Gargoyles

Looking out to the Plazoleta de los Curas.

The plaza

The lilly pond outside the entrance to the Plazoleta de los Curas

Lilly Pond

The small alley, Callejon de los Curas, that connects Padre Billini to the back side of the Cathedral and Plazoleta de los Curas.

Callejon de los Curas