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Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

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Address: 153 Calle Cristo | Old San Juan, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-722-0861
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Built in 1540 and the site where the body of Ponce de Leon is entombed, the...

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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We actually stumbled upon this place while looking around Old San Juan. I love historic churches so I thought this was amazing! The sound and echo was amazing as well as the art... read more

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We actually stumbled upon this place while looking around Old San Juan. I love historic churches so I thought this was amazing! The sound and echo was amazing as well as the art and detail. There was no church going on and it is free to the public so you can go in and walk around. I would certainly recommend... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An old but well-maintained Cathedral in old San Juán. Walk around the interiors of the Cathedral and admire its history.

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Berryville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We rode the free trolley and then walk about three blocks to get here. The building looks plain outside but the inside is really neat. Alcoves down each side and old artifacts hanging from the wall. It was neat knowing how old this building was when walking up and down the aisles. Crowded place though so be ready for poor... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stop in while exploring Old San Juan. The church is very attractive but simple in decor. We had the fun of watching a newly-married couple leave the church from the patio of our hotel across the street. A religious article shop is next door.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

in the midst of remodeling, the ocean air is hard on plaster and painted surfaces, nice spot for a respite and prayer,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We attended Sunday Mass at this Cathedral. Had a chance to walk around before Mass to see all the artifacts, frescos and tombs. Needs some work but still a beautiful church.

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Kendall, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral!! One of the oldest in the Americas ! Inside it has the final resting place for Ponce de Leon. It's in a beautiful street with lots of trees

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very old cathedral, its central ship has a beautiful and restored ceiling, however the side wings were not restored and provided a very bad impression (and there were no signs a restauration was under way.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Church is a must see while exploring the streets of Old San Juan. It is a little warm inside due to no A/C but the beauty makes you forget that. The stained glass windows in the side shrines, the alters, etc. Just grand.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While walking around old San Juan this is a must see. The history and beauty behind this is really amazing to see and take in.

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