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Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

153 Calle Crisantemo | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-6311, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0861
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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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“old church” (58 reviews)
“stained glass” (24 reviews)
“nice church” (16 reviews)
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153 Calle Crisantemo | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-6311, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0861
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Very inspiring great architecture, a must see in san juan also the final resting place of ponce de leon. The church is very busy if you go during easter time.

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Classic classic old school cathedral. I'm glad that they have kept it up. You can almost feel people of old

Thank Pegasus44
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is the oldest or second oldest church in America. It hast the remains of Juan Ponce de Leon and the first Puerto Rican Cardenal Aponte Martinez. Inside it is more beautiful than expected what looking at the outside.

Thank emelinammr
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Interesting tomb of Ponce de Leon. Garbed statues. If you want to light a candle, buy at gift shop before going in.

Thank Roberta F
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Second oldest cathedral in the Americas. Built in the gothic style with beautiful stained glass windows. The tomb of Juan Ponce de Leon is in the cathedral as well as the remains of St. Pio. The side altars are very interesting and colorful. See the...More

Thank Herb M
Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is an authentic old world church, located not far from the fort. Beautiful. Light a candle . :)

Thank JimBoston67
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Always a nice stop when you're walking around Old San Juan. It's right up the road from San Juan gate. Beautiful architecture. And even today they were filming something inside.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I was definitely amazed to find the grave of Juan Ponce De Leon right here in San Juan. The church is lovely inside.

Thank 903kristaln
Reviewed 15 March 2016

It does not look that interesting from outside, but the history behind the cathedral makes it more interesting.

Thank lightonthestreet
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We happened on the Cathedral be accident. It was nearly empty and quiet except for a lovely recording of chanting. It is an architectural marvel with beautiful paintings. We went in to relax and escape a brief rain shower, but lingered to enjoy the peace...More

Thank Scott F
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30 March 2017|
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Response from StephanieR6655HD | Reviewed this property |
Contact the cathedral. There are English speaking ladies that can help you. My daughter's wedding was at 3 o'clock.
22 February 2017|
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Response from gjuarez2016 | Reviewed this property |
Masses are said in both Spanish and English at different times - call or email the Cathedral and they can give you the schedule for any particular day. The streets in Old San Juan are very small and there is virtually no... More