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Nice church

The church is simple in its construction but has great views over the square in San Germán, well... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
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One of the oldest in the New World

Visiting the town of San German, PR resembles going back in time where life was simpler and quiet... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
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Built by Dominican monks in 1606, this “Gate of Heaven” served as a town jail in the 19th century, and is now a small museum displaying carved wooden religious figures.
San German, San German 00683, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

The church is simple in its construction but has great views over the square in San Germán, well with the walk up the steps. Great icons and paintings in the church.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Colin7887
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Visiting the town of San German, PR resembles going back in time where life was simpler and quiet. In the town you can find the Church of Porta Coeli which is one of the oldest of its kind found in the Mew World. The trip...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This historic church is simple yet impressive. Be prepared for the stairs. Simple but charming with a very good collection of wood carve religious figures.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

This historical church brings me back to my younger years! This site was widely studied in primary school in PR. It sits in the city center and it had great views.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank viajera_reston
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a place that is really easy to get from the main road. The plaza in front of the church is really beautiful and simple . The small downtown surrounding the church is also very beautiful. Lots of history , the oldest church in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank joselito1959
Reviewed February 14, 2018

Porta Coeli Church in San German, PR dates to 1606.founding city of cities, This church is the third oldest church in the caribbean area town in the southwestern mountains, full of restored homes and historic sites. Porta Coeli now a religious museum operated by the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

It is a catholic museum where you learn about the oldest church in the Caribbean. There are a lot of statues of saints and other christian symbolics.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Alex_mofoe
Reviewed August 1, 2017

This place is so beautiful and peaceful so many historic parts of Puerto Rico and This one is a Good one when you're entering the City Hall to the Plaza area and this amazing Church has great stairs and a great view there are some...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mitsubishi0075
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Great piece of Spanish/PR history. Is a small museum now. More than 400 years old, one of the oldest church in America. Great for pictures

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank samuel8248
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

This church is well maintained and preserves the history of the area. There are good views of the local architecture.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LBsta
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