The Oldest Catholic Cathedral in America is in Haiti

Did you know? The Oldest Catholic cathedral in America, not just the United States, the entire continent, is in Hinche, Plateau Central, Haiti... This old Cathedral in Hinche was built in 1503 by Nicolas de Ovando...

People in Hinche refer to it as "ansyen catedral la" (The old cathedral) simply because a New cathedral was constructed in the city.

This old church in still in service, It has been restored to it's original look and it serves as one of the historical monuments you must visit on your next trip to Haiti.

More images from Haiti:

See a photo of the Restored OLD Cathedral in Hinche Haiti

See a photo of the New Cathedral in Hinche Haiti

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Dr1 says...


When Posting information it is a MUST to do the research.

Attached, please find a link with the correct info, and other pertinent information.

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Jacques Laine says...

Are you stating that the oldest catholic cathedral in the Americas: North, Central and South was built in that part of Haiti and is still standing today?

I appreciate you for sharing this historic piece of information but your presentation of can be misleading.

Keep in mind that in many parts of Central and South Americas the influence of Catholicism coming out of Spain and France, to some degree was mighty.

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