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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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  • Average12%
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“stained glass” (23 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 January 6, 2016

SO Beautiful! My 9 year old was so fascinated with the detail of the decorations and the Christmas decor. I would suggest a visit.

Thank YearsofTravel4Fun
Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is the oldest building in San Juan, housed the first dioces in the new world, and has the tomb of Ponce de Leon inside. Just an absolutely gorgeous building to explore and take pictures of.

2  Thank Josh M
Reviewed January 4, 2016

Visited cathedral as their Sunday service had just completed. Musicians were still performing which made the visit interesting.

Thank Oly1010
Reviewed January 3, 2016

The San Juan Cathedral is located just a few blocks up from the Old City Gate. The Cathedral is Beautiful and a great Historical site.

1  Thank Rodney C
Reviewed January 3, 2016

A beautiful church... Tons of people flocked here. I enjoyed walking through to see the beautiful marbling... and to say a prayer.

1  Thank Abigail T
Reviewed January 1, 2016

Beautiful Church inside and out. Definitely one to look for while walking around Old San Juan. Great sitting/park area across the street to relax.

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed December 29, 2015

An experience worth sharing: the choir and the full court of priest including the Archbishop for the High Mass. The Cathedral was built in the early centuries and stands today as an abolute tribute to Puerto Rico. If you are planning a trip, plan a...More

1  Thank Patricia L C
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is an extremely beautiful Church located in a very cool part of Old San Juan. It was unfortunate that we were not able to attend Mass here as well but we enjoyed our visit. As a bonus if you walk down the street directly...More

1  Thank Sean W
Reviewed December 28, 2015

Beautiful music and Mass; just lovely to experience on Christmas eve this special time celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ the Savior.

Thank SamplesNina
Reviewed December 27, 2015

We visited the Cathedral on the way to El Convento. The Cathedral is the second oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere. When we were there is was undergoing some repairs, but we were allowed to go in. A must see when you are in Old...More

1  Thank PatriciaM840
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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