After Christopher Columbus's arrival on the island in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. This colonial town, founded in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern that became the model for almost all town planners in the New World.
|Painting of the last Judgement|
|Another view of outside of Cathedral|
|Inside the Cathedral|
|Juan Pablo Duarte (Abe Lincoln of the DR)|
|Outside of Cathedral|
|Intense ceiling with lots of symbolism|
|Hermana Hildman, Hermana Stanton, and Hermana Flores all started their missions together|