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Cathedral of our Lady of Guadeloupe

Address: Calle Concordia/Calle Union, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 842 0134
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Ponce
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This elegant 17th-century cathedral rises majestically in the midst of Ponce.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This elegant 17th-century cathedral rises majestically in the midst of Ponce.

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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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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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When we arrived in Ponce in 2005 we visited this Cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of Guadeloupe. This is a well structured Building and the Altars are beautifully adorned. Worth a look.

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Helena, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is beautiful inside and out. It's only open during certain hours so make sure to check that out. They were having mass so we didn't spend a ton of time inside, but it's beautiful. Plus the square surrounding it is full of action, day and night.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It is a beautiful church, and right in the center of the square. I didn't spend a ton of time here, but worth a look.

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

You must stop and see this historic landmark. It will leave you breathless. Walk on in and admire the beauty.

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