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San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan)

153 Calle Cristo | Old San Juan, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
787-722-0861
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As featured in 3 days in San Juan
Ranked #19 of 102 Attractions in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous Church, my favorite part was the celing and art work. The Spanish influence is very strong and a great site to see.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful venue for a wedding. A little warm but fans placed throughout church. Acoustics make it hard to understand. Right across the street from El Covento hotel.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This cathedral is beautiful. The thing I was most excited about seeing was the tomb of Ponce De Leon. It did not disappoint. The architecture is amazing and you might want to keep quite on your visit as you may find people in worship or prayer.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

One of the guys I was there with had lived there for a while and gave us a tour around town and told us that this is where J.Lo was married to Marc Anthony so of course we had to go and check it out. Beautiful church and worth the stop if you have time.

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Va Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The architecture was so amazing and services were being held while we were there. Great experience and a definite must-see.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

For one thing, I am surprised that this church is called a cathedral since cathedrals are usually much bigger. The church is nice, but I guess after having seen churches in Italy, Portugal and Spain, it's not easy to be impressed by any church. And this one, while being nice is definitely far from impressive. Worth visiting though if you're... More

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northern ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Entering this beautiful cathedral is so peaceful and calming, it washes away stress and clears the mind. We have visited here twice, but not during a mass, so that we could wander around and leisurely look at everything. The architecture and design is a thing of beauty. The tomb of Juan Ponce de Leon is interesting- and even more so... More

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Tooele, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A great place to look around and take a nice quiet break from the day of adventuring. A very nice building in the center of old town.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We attended service at 7:00 pm on a Saturday. the church is beautiful, lots of history. I felt at home and service, in Spanish, was lovely. the church has no a/c so it was very hot but I did not care.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I attended mass on 7-26-14. It was in Spanish. I loved it! Every part of the interior was amazing. This was a very important part of my trip. I love to visit church's and especially old cathedrals.

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