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August 1, 2019
Santiago's most important church is stunning both inside and out. There has been a cathedral on this site since the city's inception in the 1520s, though a series of pirate raids, earthquakes and dodgy architects put paid to at least three previous incarnations. The present cathedral, characterized…
February 9, 2017
Beautiful architecture
June 1, 2015
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May 15, 2015
Many times destroyed by the flames, coveted by corsairs and pirates, victim of earthquakes and hit by hurricanes, it stands as one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in town.
September 16, 2019
Es además un mirador.

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