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Basilica de Higüey Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia

  • Agustin Guerrero 66 Map It
  • Salvaleón de Higüey
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

Higüey's concrete basilica was built in 1972, and is characterized by its representations of oranges, symbolic of the nearby orange grove where a vision of the Virgin Mary has become legend. There's a shrine depicting an orange tree and stained-glass windows with cutouts shaped like oranges inside the cathedral. The pinched arches of the facade stretch 250 feet (76 meters) high. The basilica is the site of annual pilgrimages on January 21 and August 16. If you want to go to Mass, call first as the hours are subject to change

Sight Information


Agustin Guerrero 66, Salvaleón de Higüey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Masses daily at 6:30, 8:30, and 10 am, and noon; also Sat. at 6 pm and Sun. at 5 pm

Published 10/12/2015


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