San Felipe Cathedral

(0 reviews)
Free

Overview

SAN FELIPE CATHEDRAL, PUERTO PLATA

Beautiful town square with the historic Catedral San Felipe. The church has lovely stained glass window and dates back to the 1600's.

 

San Felipe Cathedral, Puerto Plata

 

San Felipe Cathedral is one of the top landmarks of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Built on 1956 over the ashes of the older, 14th century structure (burned down during the restoration war of 1863), the building follows a modern Victorian architecture. Two imposing bell towers flank the main facade, while a vaulted ceiling extends the whole length of the building, ending on a large single dome at the end.

 

After the first structure burned down, the works on the new church were started in 1870, then reconstructed in 1929 and completed in 1956 when Rafael Trujillo commissioned the works that were completed by Tancredo A. Castellanos; An earthquake in 2003 affected the building, so more renovations took place in 2009.

 

San Felipe Cathedral Puerto Plata

 

This is, until today, the most important religious building in Puerto Plata. On 1996 Pope John Paul II created the Diocese of Puerto Plata, giving this church the rank of Cathedral. The Cathedral is located in Puerto Plata`s centermost park, overlooking the old Victorian-era district of gingerbread homes and commercial buildings. Many activities and events take place in this park, where local people often come with children to enjoy quality leisure time.

 

Several times a day, the bells are rung announcing the start and end of mass, and the church gets crowded. Tourists visiting Puerto Plata also flock in herds with a tour guide to be shown the interior of this majestic, historic piece of Dominican history and religion. Every year, the Puerto Plata Patronales festivities take place in the Cathedral, the independence plaza and several cultural centers.

 

HOW TO GET TO SAN FELIPE CATHEDRAL, PUERTO PLATA

 

San Felipe Cathedral, Puerto Plata

 

Located in the historic center of the city of Puerto Plata, the San Felipe Apóstol Cathedral is an impressive example of modern Victorian architectural style, and one of the most visited religious buildings on the north coast of the Dominican Republic due to its historical and cultural value.

The St. Philip the Apostle Cathedral is located in Calle Jose del Carmen Ariza #36, easy to find in a map or by asking for directions.

 

WHAT TO SEE ON SAN FELIPE CATHEDRAL, PUERTO PLATA

 

San Felipe Cathedral, Puerto Plata

 

The building is particularly striking, as two large towers rise from its façade, giving it an imposing appearance. Inside, twelve huge columns rise to the ceiling, each representing an apostle. Another attraction of the cathedral is its stained glass windows, in which some of the most significant biblical passages are represented, such as the life and work of Jesus, the Passion of Christ and the Adoration of the Magi. Although surely the one that will attract your attention the most will be the stained glass window that is right in the center of the building and that represents the Ascension of Christ.

NEAR TO OCEAN WORLD ADVENTURE PARK

You are in the center of the city where the places of interest are close and you can get there by crossing a corner, enjoy every moment with your family or your partner, show your photos to your friends of our beautiful Puerto Plata.

 


 

WHERE TO STAY, PUERTO PLATA

 

Choosing where to stay in Puerto Plata is very simple, if you are looking for 3 to 5 star hotels they are available for you, if you are looking for comfortable and safe cheap hotels you will also find them, we will leave you a list of 5 star hotels and cheap hotels so that you can make the right decision .

Where to Stay in Puerto Plata

We recommend these resorts around Puerto Plata for the best experience, regardless of your budget:


  • Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort : Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort is a hotel complex located in Cofresi Beach, at 30 minutes from the International airport (POP). This Complex features a variety of accommodations: Superior, Jr. Suites, apartments; penthouses, Villas, a big selection of restaurants and bars.

  • BLUEBAY Villas Doradas : Blue Bay is an 18-plus all-inclusive resort perfect for couples and groups of friends. Guests enjoy the use of a private beach, with all necessary amenities provided for a day on the sand from seating to shade.

  • Barcelo Puerto Plata : This breathtaking hotel is located right on the magnificent “Playa Dorada” with golden sand and crystal water, which offers the tourist a true Caribbean ambiance. Surrounded by an 18 holes golf court designed by Robert Trent Jones. 15 minutes (18 km) from International Puerto Plata Airport, 10 Minutes (5 km) from Puerto Plata’s Downtown.

  • Senator Puerto Plata Spa Resort : Senator Puerto Plata Spa Resort is the perfect place to enjoy a Premium “All Inclusive vacation” experience. This adult oriented resort combines luxury and sophistication. . It also features large pools and extensive gardens, making it the perfect paradise to relax and enjoy unforgettable moments.

  • Playa Bachata Spa Resort : Playabachata Spa Resort is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing holiday. At the foot of a coral beach, with stunning mountain views and surrounded by a tropical garden.  

  • Hotel Iberostar Costa Dorada : Located in the majestic beach of Costa Dorada, only 25 minutes from the International Airport Gregorio Luperon, surrounded by lush tropical gardens with fountains of colorful fishes and turtles.

  • VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort : Accented with rich colors and an exquisite mix of Victorian and Caribbean architecture, the VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort offers a savvy all-inclusive choice in Puerto Plata. Consisting of 506 spacious guest rooms and suites, this first-class resort sets the tone for any occasion offering a wealth of onsite amenities and activities.

  • Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada : This five-star resort offers mid-range prices and all-inclusive plans. Breakfast is included for all guests, and the resort has pool and beach access, snorkeling, entertainment, a kids’ club, and spa.



 

SAN FELIPE CATHEDRAL, PUERTO PLATA - VIDEO

 

 

INFORMATION SAN FELIPE CATHEDRAL, PUERTO PLATA

 

Visit the beautiful cathedral of Puerto Plata, and admire the valuable stained glass windows inside.

The building is particularly striking, as two large towers rise from its façade, giving it an imposing appearance. Inside, twelve huge columns rise to the ceiling, each representing an apostle. Another attraction of the cathedral is its stained glass windows, in which some of the most significant biblical passages are represented, such as the life and work of Jesus, the Passion of Christ and the Adoration of the Magi. Although surely the one that will attract your attention the most will be the stained glass window that is right in the center of the building and that represents the Ascension of Christ.

 

 

SAN FELIPE CATHEDRAL, PUERTO PLATA - FAQ's

  • ¿What is the name of the Puerto Plata Cathedral?

    The Cathedral of Puerto Plata or Cathedral of San Felipe Apóstol is one of the unavoidable places to visit when passing through the city of Puerto Plata. This monumental building stands next to the Central Park and gives the area unparalleled splendor and beauty.
  • ¿How old is the Puerto Plata Cathedral?

    Although its foundation dates back to 1502, the current San Felipe Apóstol Cathedral was built in the 20th century.

    It was not until 1929 that the reconstruction work on this temple began. This work was completed in 1956 by Tancredo Aybar Castellanos by order of the dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo.

  • ¿Who took the city of Puerto Plata?

    Columbus discovers San Felipe de Puerto Plata on his first voyage, on January 12, 1493, and called the mountain (now Loma Isabel de Torres) Monte de Plata because there are clouds on its top that make it appear silver. The city Puerto de Plata takes its name from it.

  • ¿What is the religion of Puerto Plata?

    Population: According to the 2010 census, 321,597 people: 164,179 men and 157,418 women. Official religion: The Catholic religion predominates. Other religions, such as Wesleyan Methodist, Protestant, and Jewish, are also in use.

Show more

Location & Maps

Catedral de San Felipe Apóstol, Calle José del Carmen Ariza, Puerto Plata, República Dominicana (Direction)

Contact Info

Review (0)

Similar places