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Address: 153 Calle Crisantemo | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-6311, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-722-0861
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 renewed our wedding vows .

beautiful cathedral . we were there to renew our wedding vows . the priest said the blessing in spanish and in english .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here on our self guided walking tour of old San Juan. While it was interesting there was not a lot to see as far as Cathedrals go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful cathedral . we were there to renew our wedding vows . the priest said the blessing in spanish and in english .

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Bogotá
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this arquitecture. Was a nice place to visit. Just in the middle of old san juan.You can go walking.

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being the second oldest in the western hemisphere, makes it a treasure. However, it has been so neglected that is sad to see it in that condition.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see. Very beautiful and easy to get to. Short walk but there is not a significant amount to see.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church, alot of history about old Puerto Rico. In great shopping area with many places to dine.

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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An impressive showing of design & artistic talent. One really should see it if one has interest in cultural-expressions of faith.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was across the street from my hotel, fun to watch all the people coming to visit it. Had a nice, peaceful feel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've visited many cathedrals, this one is comparatively fairly simple and plain. It's a nice stop, so you'll want to see it, but don't set your expectations too high.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Cathedral does not rival other Spanish Historical-Religeous Sites in Latin America, but is is ample and pretty. It is in quite a nice neighbourhood, and has a small plaza in front of it. A five minutes visit is a must.

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