Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, San Juan

Church · Tourist Spot
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista by using our San Juan route planning website.
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  • Really? One of the oldest cathedrals in the New World! With as much visitors as it get, it should be kept in pristine conditions. Really sad to see the deterioration and lack of maintenance.  more »
  • I immediately felt 20 years younger after visiting this Cathedral and viewing the tomb of explorer and early governor of Puerto Rico, Ponce de Leon. A must see historical attraction in Old San Juan.  more »
  • This great old church was right across the street from our Airbnb so really enjoyed sitting on the patio and looking at it. The exterior of the church is going thru some renovations but the interior....  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. 馃檹馃徑 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 馃檹 and confess. When I especially come visit Old San Juan. Since I am always Catholic.

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