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Alto Vista Chapel, Aruba
Located on the spot where the conversion of Aruban Indians to Christianity was said to have begun, the Alto Vista Chapel was completed in 1952. It replaced the original chapel, built by Domingo Silvestre, a Venezuelan missionary from Santa Ana de Coro, Venezuela, in 1750.
Cathedral of Santa María la Menor, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The oldest cathedral in the Americas, it was built from 1512-1540. Dedicated to St. Mary of the Incarnation, it also serves the first Catholic diocese established in the New World.
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Pointe-a-Pitre, capital of Guadeloupe
Nicknamed the "Iron Cathedral," the church is supported by iron girders to protect it against earthquakes and hurricanes.
San Juan Bautista Church, San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Catedral Metropolitana Basílica de San Juan Bautista, or in English, Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, was first built in 1521. A hurricane destroyed it and it was reconstructed in 1540, and again in 1917.
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San José Church (Iglesia de San José), Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
The church was built between 1532 and 1735 by the Dominican Order as part of their St. Thomas Aquinas monastery.
Balata Cathedral (Sacre-Coeur de Balata), Martinique
A miniature version of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris or Basilica Montmartre, this church was built between 1875 and 1915.
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Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, St. Lucia
The largest church in the Caribbean, it is also known for its beautiful stained glass windows and mural created by St. Lucian artist Dunstan St. Omer.
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Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, Santiago de Cuba
Completed in 1526, the cathedral was damaged and rebuilt by countless earthquakes over the centuries. It was made a basilica in 1882 and named a Cuban national monument in 1958.