Churches: Cathedral of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic. It is on the southeast coast of the island of Hispaniola, at the mouth of the Ozama River.It is also the oldest permanent city established by Europeans in the Western Hemisphere & the seat of the oldest Roman Catholic archbishopric in the Americas.It was founded in … Continue reading Churches: Cathedral of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Churches: Dominican Republic

CATEDRAL DE SANTA MAR√ćA LA MENOR SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Santo Domingo was founded in 1496 by Bartholomew Columbus, brother of Christopher Columbus, as the capital of the first Spanish colony in the New World. The original city site was located on the left (east) bank of the Ozama River and was called Nueva Isabela … Continue reading Churches: Dominican Republic