Basilica de Higüey / Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia
La Basilica de Higüey is the most important religious monument of the Dominican Republic. Located on the main street of Salvaleón de Higüey, it is also the most visited religious monument in the country.
La Basilica de Higüey is one of the most respected religious monuments in the Dominican Republic and the world. One of the most visited monuments in the Dominican Republic, the basilica receives thousands of visitors. Most of the faithful visit on January 21 on Altagracia Day/Día de la Altagracia to celebrate the patron saint and Queen Protector of the heart of Dominicans of the Dominican Republic.
To continue reading about the Basilica of Our Lady of Altagracia, the past and present, visit the Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia photo blog page.
The Basilica was inaugurated by President Dr. Joaquin Balaguer on January 21, 1971. The building is 4680 square meters. There are 45 bronze bells in the tower in what is said to be the largest bell tower in the western hemisphere.
To continue reading about the Basicila, the past and present, visit the Basilica de Higüey photo blog page.
Salvaleón de Higüey, also known simply as Higüey, is the capital city of the eastern La Altagracia Province in the Dominican Republic. It is the eighth largest city in the Dominican Republic.