Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, Higuey

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View the modern architectural style of Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia, a cathedral dominated by a pattern of triangular shapes. The Roman catholic cathedral, which was completed in 1970, is almost completely built from concrete. Its nave features a towering ceiling that meets at a point, almost like a pyramid, while light pierces stained glass windows to illuminate the interior in soft colors. According to legend, the cathedral was built on the place where a little girl kept finding her portrait of Mother Mary, after repeatedly placing it by her bedside. Put Basilica Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Altagracia and other Higuey attractions into our Higuey sightseeing app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Surely at first glance the view of the basilica of the Nuestra Se'ora de la Altagracia is bleak and you wonder why you visit it. The architecture is very spartan with a lot of concrete and immediately the mind leads you to the opulence of European churches, but then if you think about the local population and its poverty you understand that it is right so. Even the interior is poor, Great concrete arches, but the image of Our Lady, from which is accessed through a ladder to the altar, is exciting, especially in seeing how many faithful stop while resting their hands on the glass praying. I remind the ladies to dress properly avoiding dresses that are too low-cut or very short, in any case at the entrance you will be given scarves with which you will be given scarves with which you will be able to wear them.
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  • It is beautiful to see, its modernist architecture breaks with the whole environment of the village. And its interior leaves you in awe, always suitable clothing to enter as it is a place of worship and must be respected to traditions.
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  • La basilica was so beautiful and serene with outstanding architecture. A must-see location.
  • Be very careful when going here. The church itself is in very good shape and beautiful inside and out however there are aggressive panhandlers (and worse?) that foreign visitors may not be used to seeing.
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