The Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and cathedral dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Marylocated in Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic. The basilica is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey. The basilica was decreed on December 17, 1970.
Amongthe many reasons that inspired its creation, there is one that highlights among the rest. A long time ago a little girl from same city asked her father for a portrait of the Virgin Mary. Her father(name unknown) brought the picture as gift for the little girl.
The municipality of Higuey Salvaleón has excellent natural resources have enabled the development of tourism for much of its coastlinebeach, but this development has not been the best for Higuey, since it is not the result of planning, implementation of plans and efficient control of the Dominican State. Rather, it is the result ofmuch improvisation and indifference of the majority of authorities have had since determined the tourist potential of our beaches in the late 60's. This must be done on the understanding that it istheir bounden duty to draw the lines of development as a tourist town of Higuey, because now the tourism is and will remain for many years, if we act correctly Higueyano, our main socio-economicactivity . This is possible offering to the world heritage tourism as a product. Higueyano The Tourism Product.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ALTAGRACIA.
-Nisibón: A small village which lies near the cave withthe same name, on the road that goes Vacama to Las Lisas.
-La Costa del Coco beach is a long coastline with fine white sands and clear waters, covering the beaches of Macao, Cortecito, Bavaro,Cabeza de Toro, Cabo Deception, Punta Cana and Punta Juanillo. In this area have been raised many resorts, the area has an international airport and runway for jets.
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