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Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

153 Calle Crisantemo | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-6311, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0861
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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“stained glass” (24 reviews)
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153 Calle Crisantemo | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-6311, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0861
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We always found a Cathedral to visit while on vacation appreciating the different style of architecture, similar to most that we've seen in other countries. But different in its own respect.

Thank 03KING
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's sort of sad coming here, because the church really needs some help. Some windows are missing. The plaster needs some work. However, it's amazing to consider how people were able to actually build these cathedrals centuries ago. It has a special, spiritual feel to...More

Thank MommyTess
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. I visit every time I come to San Juan. I love the little store. There is a beautiful park across the street and the El Convento Hotel, which has a gorgeous restaurant and bar.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista is locoted on a promontory, just off the waterline in Old San Juan. Its architecture and environment invites reflection and enjoyment of art.

Thank jorgecoloncssr
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when visiting Old San Juan. We visited on a Sunday after Mass. There was a Mass procession around the park featuring dance and music, celebrating the Mass. The church itself held many beautiful monuments and Saints. Ponce de Leon was even on...More

Thank dmastorovich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a beautiful cathedral church it should definitely be on you list of to see's when you are in San Juan the inside is breathtaking it was one of my most favorite stops we had!

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a religious person, but I do find churches and cathedrals beautiful and interesting. I made sure Cathedral San Juan Bautista was on my map to see in Old San Juan because I wanted to see Ponce de Leon's tomb. The whole building with...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inside is beautiful. There are many interesting statues, paintings, and windows. We attended mass there on a Friday.

Thank torres07md
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral is a must visit in Old San Juan. First, it is very old, from 1540, the oldest cathedral in U.S. territory. Second, it contains the tomb of Ponce de Leon, the first European to visit (and name) Florida. Third, it is the focal...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must for all Catholics in the area. One of the oldest churches in the world. Attended the 7 pm Mass Saturday - a mixture of the local faithful and tourists visiting the island. You will find a shrine for the Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodriquez,...More

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March 30, 2017|
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Response from StephanieR6655HD | Reviewed this property |
Contact the cathedral. There are English speaking ladies that can help you. My daughter's wedding was at 3 o'clock.
February 22, 2017|
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Response from gjuarez2016 | Reviewed this property |
Masses are said in both Spanish and English at different times - call or email the Cathedral and they can give you the schedule for any particular day. The streets in Old San Juan are very small and there is virtually no... More