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“Just as Beautiful as Rome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan)

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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Ranked #17 of 103 attractions in San Juan
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums
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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 medieval architecture.
Center Moriches, New York
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“Just as Beautiful as Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Cathedral in San Juan was absolutely beautiful, it actually reminded me of the Basilicas we visited in Rome!

Visited August 2013
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Hialeah, Florida
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“Peaceful beauty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Beautiful cathedral in a beautiful city. Contains the tomb of Juan Ponce de Leon, the remains of San Pio and some relics. Beautiful paintings in the chapels.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful Cathedral - No A/C”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Beautiful historic Cathedral. I will be getting married there in October 2013. Just be aware if you plan to have a wedding or attend mass that there is no a/c.

Visited August 2013
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Henagar, AL
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“Check It Out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Definitely worth a few minutes of your time to see such a historic gem. The tomb of Ponce de Leon is located here.

Visited May 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“God Bless This Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This cathedral is beautiful and inviting. A wonderful place to stop in and say a prayer or two. The windows and the ceiling are beautiful! I agree, don't forget to make a small donation. Obviously this cathedral is lovingly cared for.

Visited August 2013
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