Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, San Juan

Pay a visit to one of the oldest churches in the Americas, Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista. Constructed in the early 16th century, the building was restored numerous times over the centuries. The small but charming building features a 19th-century Neoclassical facade, but its main claim to fame is the tomb of Juan Ponce de Leon, Spanish explorer, conquistador, and the first governor of Puerto Rico. Put Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Juan route planning website .
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  • Don't miss going inside this absolutely beautiful place. It has so much to offer and see - what history here. If you are walking Old San Juan, it is a must place to see. Inside is quite stunning indee...  more »
  • We went to mass on Sunday morning and very much enjoyed the service in Spanish. We really felt a spiritual connection in this almost 500-year-old church. We love the local music, flamenco like, which ...  more »
  • In never go to Old San Juan without visiting this beautiful and historical Cathedral. As beautiful and well preserved as always.  more »
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  • SAN JUAN is totally one of my favorites. I am.a stick and move kind of travel. I go once....and that's that for me...but not San Juan PR. I keep finding my way back again and again. Its NY with Palm trees and turquoise water... I just love it!! The Traveling New Yorker
  • Beautiful! Just mesmerizing! A + is that people/visitors are respectful...and keep it pretty quiet. Great for a nice walkthrough and some pictures. The little shop on the side of the Cathedral has little tokens to take with you and the staff there were extremely friendly!
  • Incredible historic Cathedral. View holy relics, stand in awe of the architecture and stained glass, and if you have the chance, stay for a service, they have incredible singers and peaceful words. 🙏🏽 Thank you.
  • Built in the 1500's this church has been well maintained and beautifully updated. You can sense the history of this facility. Definitely worth visiting.
  • This is the best cathedral ever. I would definitely come here to pray 🙏 and confess. When I especially come visit Old San Juan. Since I am always Catholic.
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