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The Immaculate Conception Cathedral

The Immaculate Conception Cathedral is a religious building of the Catholic Church with architectural designs located in the city of La Vega that has great interesting tourist attractions.

It is the Cathedral of the Diocese of La Vega and one of the most important sanctuaries in the Dominican Republic. The exterior walls were painted gray to express man’s limited capacity to reflect divine illumination.

Since its inception, this religious monument has become a place of preference for both parishioners and devotees of the Virgin Mary, as well as national and foreign tourists.

The design of the cathedral, located in front of the central park of this city, corresponded to the Dominican architect Pedro Mena Lajara and was inaugurated on February 22, 1992, by President Joaquín Balaguer, who handed over the keys to Bishop Mons. Juan Antonio Flores.

It is a cathedral that took 15 years to build, since it began in 1977 and was completed in 1992, the same year it was consecrated to the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception.

The cathedral is one of the few in the world where the statue of Christ, 5 meters high, is represented as if he had already risen and not died on the cross. The cathedral, one of the largest in the Dominican Republic with the capacity to hold more than 1,000 faithful.

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