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Address: Calle Concordia/Calle Union, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 842 0134
Description: This elegant 17th-century cathedral rises majestically in the midst of...
This elegant 17th-century cathedral rises majestically in the midst of Ponce.
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The center of worship

The main cathedral is dedicated to our Lady of Guadalupe same as that in Mexico being it is the city's patron. On December 12 the mass of las mananitas takes place starting with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The main cathedral is dedicated to our Lady of Guadalupe same as that in Mexico being it is the city's patron. On December 12 the mass of las mananitas takes place starting with a procession at 5 am from a nearby park (Lolita Tizol) about 2-3 blocks with mariachis commemorating the date of the virgin's aparition to Juan Diego. Upon... More 

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Houston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Everytime we see an old Cathedral, my wife & I always stop by to see....we are not Catholic, but we always do stop by to see the historical site & history of the churches...and to pay respect to our Lord & Savior.

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New York City, New York
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41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Cathedral of our Lady Guadelupe was a nice church for the locals in the town's central district. We just walked up in there because the doors were open, and it was very well kept and maintained. We appreciated the fine Catholic statues and and images of Christ and Mother Mary. While the church was open to the public, it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

this cathedral in Ponce is lovely. the only issue is that it is not open during the daytime like the cathedral in Old San Juan. we could not go in to see the interior until there was a service. we went in at 6:30 but could not walk around as people were getting ready for a 7pm. service.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This cathedral is not that alluring. We came here just before mass and saw locals congregating inside. The inside is not that impressive and the art work is quite simple. I wouldn't say it is a must visit while in ponce.

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Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautiful cathedral outside and inside. They offer mass as well which was just so nice to see. It was just really beautiful also in the Spanish colonial style.

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Dallas, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I went to mass Sunday, Oct 5th. The bishop officiates the 1st Sunday of the month. We were in luck! Great service, nice selection of choir music. I thought the choir music was a recording. It was that good. A gem in Ponce, a must see.

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Amman, Jordan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Virgin of Guadalupe is the Patron of the city of Ponce, same as Mexico. Though with different likeness and art style, this cathedral is located right behind the Parque de Bomba in the city's main plaza, right at the center of Ponce historic district. It was a shame I could not stay for a Mass this time.

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is my favorite cathedral of all the cathedrals on the island and one of my favorite cathedrals that I've been to. I'm not Catholic, but always search out cathedrals in the places that I visit because I find them to have interesting architecture and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

During December this Cathedral celebrated Virgen de Guadalupe or Guadalupana Catholic Holiday. Start with a parade early morning and people gathering at the Plaza event a few days before. Las Mañanitas with Mariachi music is hearth all over the city. Mass is offer to honor her. Do not even try to drive in on that day. The city will provide... More 

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