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“Beautiful church”

Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
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$66.00*
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Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour
Ranked #10 of 201 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Dowagiac, Michigan
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73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Beautiful church”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We enjoyed seeing and taking pictures of this cathedral where Ponce de Leon is entomb. Good picture taking opportunities and no admission.

Visited March 2013
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Cloquet, Minnesota
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Peace.”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

The pace in San Juan is both busy and congested and charming and slow. Take a minute, Catholic or not, to discover this church, and appreciate the architecture and peacefulness inside! They do offer a gift shop and candles to buy for lighting in memory of loved ones. My teen-age kids were even interested, especially finding the "mummy" of the saint--something you don't see everyday. Very lovely and worth the time.

Visited March 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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593 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

I didn't go inside, but from outside, the cathedral is beautiful. The cathedral is located along the walk on the Calle del Cristo...

Visited August 2012
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Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Experience”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

The day we visited a man was being ordained as a priest. There was feeling of celebration in the air. Just before entering the sanctuary, there is a nice little shop where I bought a beautiful rosary. We were greeted by a lovely lady that was excited to tell us about the renovations and history of the cathedral. We could feel her pride. This was a nice experience.

Visited February 2013
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Edgewood, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Spiritual experience and stunning architecture”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

I loved visiting this church. I am not Catholic but it was well worth the stop. I was able to purchase a candle for 2 dollars and light it in the church in honor of my late husband. It was a special experience.

Visited March 2013
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