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Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

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Address: 153 Calle Crisantemo | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-6311, Puerto Rico
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Built in 1540 and the site where the body of Ponce de Leon is entombed, the...

Built in 1540 and the site where the body of Ponce de Leon is entombed, the the Catedral de San Juan is an authentic and rare New World example of medieval architecture.

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Beautiful, historic, amazing religious experience

If I'm not mistaken I've been there a total of 4 times. In 2011, I went there and the next day I went to Spain to participate in the World Youth Day. And went recently on a tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If I'm not mistaken I've been there a total of 4 times. In 2011, I went there and the next day I went to Spain to participate in the World Youth Day. And went recently on a tour and it's still beautiful, historic, and maybe the most important cathedral of all Puerto Rico. Inside there's the remains of Juan Ponce... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

JMJ Went to Sunday Mass here and it was reverent and lovely. Many statues to see afterwards and also Ponce deLeon is buried here. If someone with you speaks Spanish it might help to read the signs nearby. We felt welcomed even though we did not speak Spanish; the priest also used English also. Small religious store right at the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely stop in for a quick view if you're in Old San Juan! We didn't stay long but glad we got to see such intricate details and history. At least stop in for a peek on your way to your next meal!

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I great place to visit. We took some pictures and took a look inside as we were under time constraints.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral was build in 1511 and is the Mater Church of the Puertorican's Nation. With a Beautiful Spanish Colonial Architecture. Some areas are under repairing/construction but still open to public. It has several little chapels around and some has relics of Saints. Great place to meditate!!! and don't forget to stop by at the Gift shop on your exit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nestled in old San Juan this historic church is a must see on your trip through old San Juan. The church is the second oldest on the island dating back to 1600's. Beautiful relics. Unfortunately the gift shop was closed when we were there but it looked very nice

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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second oldest church in America it is charming and welcoming Located in a historic section of Old San Juan be sure to visit if you are in the area

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on Good Friday. It is a beautiful church on a busy street in the middle of old San Juan

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice to stop by and see this historic church. We were there for five to ten minutes as we were passing by while visiting Old San Juan.

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Burtonsville, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once a magnificent cathedral it still has many religious offerings. The church is getting some much needed repair work and restoration so make sure you see this site and Ponce de Leon's resting place.

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